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Columbus

2453
Nominal Guns28
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Purchased11.1775
Home Port 
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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