Raritan

2424
Nominal Guns44
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Keel Laid Down1820
Launched13.6.1843
Home Port 
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardPhiladelphia Naval Shipyard - Philadelphia
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt20.4.1861

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck174' 10"US Feet53.0352 
Breadth45' 0"US Feet13.716 
Depth in Hold14' 4"US Feet4.2926 
Draught Aft22' 8"US Feet6.8072 
Displacement1,726Tons BM 

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1844 - 11.1845CaptainFrancis H Gregory (d.1866)DANFS1849 - 1850MidshipmanJames H GillisDB014

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1844 - 11.1845CommodoreDaniel David Turner (1794-1850)DANFS

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1847 - 1859MidshipmanGreenleaf Cilley (d.1899)DB0147.10.1847 - 1859MidshipmanGeorge E BelknapDB0148.11.1848 - 1.5.1850MidshipmanWilliam P McCannDB01427.6.1850 - 2.2.1853MidshipmanWilliam P McCannDB0141851 - 1852MidshipmanLewis A KimberlyDB014

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1847 - 24.3.1847Quarter GunnerJohn William (d.1847)W066

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1850 - 1853Marine Second LieutenantThomas Y FieldDB014

Service History


DateEventSource
20.2.1844Sailed from New York for the South AtlanticDANFS
11.1845Returned to the United StatesDANFS
5.1846Landed troops at Point IsabelDANFS
3.1847Present at the landings at Vera CruzDANFS
4.1847Present at the landings at TuxpanDANFS
6.1847Present at the landings at TabascoDANFS
1848Laid up in ordinary at NorfolkDANFS
1849Flagship of the West Indies squadronDANFS
1850Transfered to the Pacific squadronDANFS
6.1851Arrived in ValparaisoDANFS
10.1852Sailed for the United States and was laid up on arrival at NorfolkDANFS
20.4.1861Scuttled to avaoid capture by the ConfederatesDANFS

 

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