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)B037
Upper Gun Deck18 American 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1775220 B037

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1775 - 1778Captain Abraham Whipple (1733-1819)B0371778 - 27.3.1778Captain Hoysteed HackerB037

Service History


DateEventSource
17.2.1775Part of Commodore Esek Hopkins' flotillaDANFS
6.4.1776The flotilla was in action against Glasgow (20) which eventually withdrewDANFS
18.6.1776Short action with Cerberus (28) losing one man woundedDANFS
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 Hopkins (d.1802) 

Notes on Ship


Origin
Merchant vessel Sally

 

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