Nominal Guns14DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Home Port DANFS
Ship TypeBrigantine DANFS
BecomesBritish sloop 'Cabot' (1777) (14)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Moulded Breadth74'Imperial Feet22.5806 
Breadth24'Imperial Feet7.3406 
Burthen189Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck74' 10"Tons BM 
Length of Keel58' 7"Imperial Feet17.7006 
Breadth24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Depth in Hold11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Burthen186 1594Tons BM 


11.1775Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg) 
Gun Deck14 American 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 American Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1755120Including 30 marinesDANFS

3 Ship Commanders

22.12.1775 - 4.1776Captain John Burroughs HopkinsDANFS4.1776 - 1776Captain Elisha HinmanDANFS3.1777 - 1777Lieutenant Joseph OlneyDANFS

1 Commissioned Officer

1775 - 4.1776Lieutenant Elisha HinmanDANFS

1 Marine

2.1777 - 25.3.1777Marine Captain Edmund ArrowsmithW027

Service History

4.1.1776Left Philadelphia as part of a flotilla commanded by Commodore Esek Hopkins containing Alfred (14) (30), Columbus (28) (28) and Andrew Doria (14) (16)
3.3.1776Took part in amphibious operations against New ProvidenceDANFS
6.4.1776The flotilla was in action against Glasgow (20) which eventually withdrew. The Cabot suffered four dead and seven wounded, including captain Hopkins
19.5.1776Left Providence for a cruise in company with the Andrew Doria (14) (16)
19.5.1776Chased by Cerberus (28) the two ships seperated
3.1777Left BostonDANFS
26.3.1777Taken by Milford (28) Nova Scotia


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
3.12.1775-1776First American Flottilla 1775 Esek Hopkins (d.1802) 

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