Boston

2442
Nominal Guns18DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Keel Laid Down13.5.1825DANFS
Launched15.10.1825DANFS
First Commissioned14.1.1826DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardCharlestown Navy Yard - Charlestown DANFS
Ship ClassBoston ClassDANFS
Designed bySamuel Humphreys (1778-1846)DANFS
CategoryUnratedDANFS
Ship TypeSloop DANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Wrecked15.11.1846DANFS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Between Perpendiculars127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth33' 9"Imperial Feet10.1346 

Armament


15.10.1825Broadside Weight = 288 Imperial Pound ( 130.608 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck24 American 24 Pounder

1840Broadside Weight = 444 Imperial Pound ( 201.354 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck20 American 42-Pounder Carronade
Gun Deck2 American 24 Pounder

1846Broadside Weight = 256 Imperial Pound ( 116.096 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck16 American 32-Pounder
Gun Deck4 American 8" Shell Gun

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1826125 DANFS

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.1.1823 - 1832Master CommandantBeekman V Hoffman (d.1834)DANFS1832 - 3.12.1832Master CommandantGeorge W Storer (d.1864)ref:82429.6.1836 - 13.5.1839Master CommandantBladen Dulany (d.1856)DANFS19.10.1840 - 11.8.1843CommanderJohn C Long (d.1865)DANFS27.10.1843 - 10.2.1846CommanderGarret J PendergastDANFS1846 - 15.11.1846CommanderGeorge F PearsonDANFS

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1830 - 15.11.1830LieutenantCharles Wilkes (1798-1877)DANFS


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
ref:740The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854Paul H. SilverstoneBook
ref:824British and Foreign State Papers 1832-1833British Foreign OfficeDigital Book
 

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