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Cabot

2447
Nominal Guns14DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Purchased11.1775DANFS
Home Port DANFS
ShipyardUnknownDANFS
CategoryUnratedDANFS
Ship TypeBrigantineDANFS
Captured26.3.1777DANFS
Becomes
British sloop 'Cabot' (1777) (14) 1777-1783
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
22.12.1775 - 4.1776Captain
John Burroughs HopkinsAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
DANFS
4.1776 - 1776Captain
Elisha HinmanAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1846
DANFS
3.1777 - 1777Lieutenant
Joseph OlneyAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
DANFS

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1775 - 4.1776Lieutenant
Elisha HinmanAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1846
DANFS

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
2.1777 - 25.3.1777Marine Captain
Edmund ArrowsmithAmerican
Marine
Service 1747-1847
W027

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1.1776Left Philadelphia as part of a flotilla commanded by Commodore Esek Hopkins containing
Alfred (14) 1775-1783
British 14 Gun
Privateer Ship
(30),
Columbus (28) 1775-1778
American 28 Gun
5th Rate Ship
(28) and
Andrew Doria (14) 1775-1777
American 14 Gun
Unrated Brig
(16)

3.3.1776Took part in amphibious operations against New ProvidenceDANFS
6.4.1776The flotilla was in action against
Glasgow (20) 1757-1779
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
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) 1775-1777
American 14 Gun
Unrated Brig
(16)

19.5.1776Chased by
Cerberus (28) 1758-1778
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
the two ships seperated

3.1777Left BostonDANFS
26.3.1777Taken by
Milford (28) 1759-1785
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Nova Scotia



Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
3.12.1775-1776First American Flottilla 1775
Esek HopkinsAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1802
 
 

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