Raleigh

2422
Nominal Guns32DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Ordered13.12.1775DANFS
Keel Laid Down21.3.1776DANFS
Launched21.5.1776DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardPortsmouth - New Hampshire DANFS
ConstructorJames Hackett (1739-1802)DANFS
CategoryFifth RateDANFS
Ship TypeFrigate DANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Captured28.9.1778DANFS
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Raleigh' (1778) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck131' 5"Imperial Feet39.9329 
Breadth (inside Planking)34' 5"Imperial Feet10.395 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 

Armament


1776Broadside Weight = 192 Imperial Pound ( 87.072 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck32 American 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1776180 DANFS

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.6.1776 - 4.1778CaptainThomas ThompsonDANFS24.6.1778 - 28.9.1778CaptainJohn Barry (1745-1803)DANFS

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.8.1778 - 28.9.1778LieutenantStephen Gregory (1751-1817)CN

Service History


DateEventSource
12.8.1777Sailed form Portsmouth, NHDANFS
4.9.1777Action of 1777-09-04
4.1778Arrived in BostonDANFS
25.9.1778Sailed from Boston for Portsmouth, VARWAS
27.9.1778Capture of the Raleigh
28.9.1778Taken by Experiment (50) off Boston, Unicorn (20) off Boston


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
CNContinental Navy - The History and People of the Continental Navy Web Site
RWASRussian Warships in the Age of SailJohn Tredrea and Eduard SozaevBook
 

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