Nominal Guns44DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Home Port DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardPhiladelphia Naval Shipyard - Philadelphia DANFS
Constructor Francis Grice (d.1865)DANFS
CategoryFifth RateDANFS
Ship TypeFrigate DANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Broken Up1841DANFS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck175' 0"US Feet53.34 
Breadth45' 6"US Feet13.7465 
Depth in Hold14' 6"US Feet4.3053 


1814Broadside Weight = 948 Imperial Pound ( 429.918 kg)DANFS
Upper Gun Deck32 American 32-Pounder
Spardeck20 American 42-Pounder Carronade
Spardeck1 American 32-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1815400 DANFS

4 Ship Commanders

1815 - 4.3.1816Captain Stephen Decatur (1779-1820)DANFS1816 - 1818Captain Jacob Jones (1768-1850)E-WIKI22.4.1818 - 8.11.1820Captain Thomas Macdonough (d.1825)DANFS1820 - 1821Captain Lewis Warrington (1782-1851)E-WIKI

8 Commissioned Officers

1815Lieutenant Silas Duncan (d.1834)W0521815Lieutenant Henry B RappW0521815Lieutenant John J Yarnell (d.1815)W0521815Lieutenant Samuel P Macomber (d.1820)W0525.1815 - 7.1815First Lieutenant John Templer Shubrick (1788-1815)W05223.4.1816 - 30.1.1817Lieutenant Edward Rutledge Shubrick (1793-1844)W0651.4.1818 - 1818Lieutenant Joel Abbot (d.1855)W0647.1818 - 3.1821Midshipman Charles Wilkes (1798-1877)DANFS

2 Petty Officers

12.5.1814 - 1814Midshipman Irvine Shubrick (1797-1849)1821Surgeon's Mate William Birchmore (d.1829)USNR-1821

Service History

20.5.1815Left New York as flagship of the Mediterranean squadronDANFS
17.6.1815Took part in capture of the Algerine Frigate Meshuda (46)DANFS
19.6.1815Drove the Algerine Brig Estedio (22) ashoreDANFS
28.6.1815Arrived at AlgiersDANFS
30.6.1815Peace treaty signed on boardDANFS
12.11.1815Returned to New YorkDANFS
4.3.1816Laid up for repairs in BostonDANFS
22.4.1818Recommissioned for fitting outDANFS
17.9.1818Arrived at KronstadtDANFS
26.7.1819Left LeghornDANFS
4.10.1819Arrived at Norfolk Navy YardDANFS
20.11.1820Placed in ordinary and then served as a shool ship for midshipmenDANFS
11.1828Recommissioned as flagship of a Pacific squadronDANFS
13.2.1829Left NorfolkDANFS
8.9.1831Left Callao PeruDANFS
29.11.1831Arrived at NorfolkDANFS
1841Broken upDANFS


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