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2421
Nominal Guns28E-WIKI
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Launched5.1776E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardProvidence - Rhode Island E-WIKI
Constructor
Silvester BowesAmerican
Ship Builder
E-WIKI
CategoryFifth RateE-WIKI
Ship TypeFrigateE-WIKI
Sailing RigShip RiggedE-WIKI
Captured12.5.1780E-WIKI
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 6 ½"Imperial Feet38.4175 
Length of Keel104' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet31.7183 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Burthen632 3994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck126' 6"US Feet38.4107 
Breadth33' 9"US Feet10.1346 
Depth in Hold10' 5"US Feet3.175 
Burthen632Tons BM 

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1776 - 2.1777Captain
Hoysteed HackerAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
DANFS
2.1777 - 1.1778Lieutenant
Jonathon PitcherAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
E-WIKI
1778 - 4.1778Captain
John Peck RathbunAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1782
E-WIKI
4.1778 - 18.6.1779Captain
Abraham WhippleAmerican
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1759-1760
E-WIKI
18.6.1779 - 12.5.1780Captain
Samuel TomkinsAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1846

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
18.6.1779 - 12.5.1780Commodore
Abraham WhippleAmerican
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1759-1760
DANFS

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.6.1776 - 1777First Lieutenant
William BarronAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1778
W027
1778First Lieutenant
Jonathon PitcherAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
ref:632
1778Second Lieutenant
Devol SilasAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1848
ref:632
1778Lieutenant
Patrick FletcherAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1800
ref:632
1778Acting Lieutenant
William HopkinsAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1846
ref:632
20.10.1778 - 12.5.1780First Lieutenant
Benjamin PageAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1858

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778Master
George GoodwinAmerican
Naval Sailor
ref:632
1778Purser
Samuel ChaceAmerican
Naval Sailor
ref:632

3 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1778 - 12.5.1780Marine Captain
William JonesAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1780
7.9.1779 - 12.5.1780Marine
Anthony RemingtonAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1829
1780 - 12.5.1780Marine
Benjamin HenryAmerican
Naval Sailor

Service History


DateEventSource
1776Blockaded in the Providence river by the BritishDANFS
6.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island
3.4.1777Hosted the court-martial of Third Lieutenant Richard Marvin of the Warren,at Fields Point in the Providence RiverW027
30.4.1778Successfully ran the blockade, exchanging fire with
Lark (32) 1762-1778
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
and another vessel

30.5.1778Arrived at Paimboeuf in FranceDANFS
8.8.1778Sailed from Paimboeuf with a cargo of guns and suppliesDANFS
16.8.1778Arrived in BrestDANFS
22.8.1778Left Brest in company with
Boston (24) 1776-1780
American 24 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
and
Ranger (14) 1777-1780
American 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
taking three prizes on-route

15.10.1778Arrived in Portsmouth NHDANFS
18.6.1779Left Boston as flagship of a small squadron containing the
Ranger (14) 1777-1780
American 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
and the
Queen of France (28) 1777-1780
American 28 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

7.1779Fell in with the Jamaica fleet of 150 sail, taking 11 prizeW027
7.1779The squadron returned to BostonW027
23.11.1779The squadron sailed from Nantasket Roads to cruise towards BermudaDANFS
23.12.1779The squadron arrived at Charleston SC to help defend the cityDANFS
4.1780In company of
Boston (24) 1776-1780
American 24 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
shelled British positions up the Cooper River

12.5.1780Taken by the British when the Charleston fellDANFS

 

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