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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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.1844 - 11.1845Captain
Francis H GregoryAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1866
DANFS
1849 - 1850Midshipman
James H GillisAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1818-1918
DANFS

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1844 - 11.1845Commodore
Daniel David TurnerAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1850
DANFS

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1847 - 1859Midshipman
Greenleaf CilleyAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1899
ref:
7.10.1847 - 1859Midshipman
George E BelknapAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1817-1917
ref:
8.11.1848 - 1.5.1850Midshipman
William P McCannAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1818-1918
ref:
27.6.1850 - 2.2.1853Midshipman
William P McCannAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1818-1918
ref:
1851 - 1852Midshipman
Lewis A KimberlyAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1916
ref:

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1847 - 24.3.1847Quarter Gunner
John WilliamAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1847
W066

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1850 - 1853Marine Second Lieutenant
Thomas Y FieldAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1817-1917
ref:

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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