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Columbus

2453
Nominal Guns28
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Purchased11.1775
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk in Action27.3.1778

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Displacement200Ton 

Armament


1775Broadside Weight = 111 Imperial Pound ( 50.3385 kg)ref:76
Upper Gun Deck18 American 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1775220 ref:76

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1775 - 1778Captain
Abraham WhippleAmerican
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1759-1760
ref:76
1778 - 27.3.1778Captain
Hoysteed HackerAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
ref:76

Service History


DateEventSource
17.2.1775Part of Commodore Esek Hopkins' flotillaDANFS
6.4.1776The flotilla was in action against
Glasgow (20) 1757-1779
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
which eventually withdrew
DANFS
18.6.1776Short action with
Cerberus (28) 1758-1778
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
losing one man wounded
DANFS
6.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island
27.3.1778Chased ashore on Point Judith, Rhode Island and burnt by a British squadron


Fleets

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

Notes on Ship


Origin
Merchant vessel Sally

 

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