Randolph

2423
Nominal Guns32ref:740
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Ordered13.12.1775ref:740
Launched13.12.1776ref:740
How acquiredPurpose builtref:740
ShipyardPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania ref:740
Ship ClassRandolph Classref:740
Designed byJoshua Humphreys (1751-1838)ref:740
ConstructorJoshua Humphreys (1751-1838)ref:740
CategoryFifth Rateref:740
Ship TypeFrigate ref:740
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:740
Sunk in Action7.3.1778ref:740

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:740
Between Perpendiculars132' 9"US Feet40.2407 
Breadth (inside Planking)10' 6"US Feet3.2004 
Breadth34' 6"US Feet10.4013 

Armament


13.12.1776Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck26 American 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.12.1776315Design Complementref:740

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1777

Accident to the sails in her first cruise , return to the port

ref:740
16.8.1777

Left the port of

Charleston - South Carolina
ref:740
7.3.1778Action of 1778-03-07


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ref:740The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854Paul H. SilverstoneBook
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 5th of March 2014 21:28

Captain Nicholas Biddle and 310 crew Killed including sixteen year old Mordecai Matlack, son of Timothy Matlack when the Randolph blew up, 4 crew saved

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