Decatur

2459
Nominal Guns16ref:740
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Keel Laid Down1838ref:740
Launched9.4.1839ref:740
First Commissioned3.1840ref:740
How acquiredPurpose builtref:740
ShipyardNew York Naval Shipyard - New York ref:740
Ship ClassDale Classref:740
Designed byJohn Lenthallref:740
CategoryUnratedref:740
Ship TypeSloop ref:740
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:740
Sold17.8.1865DANFS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:740
Between Perpendiculars117' 7"US Feet35.6721 
Breadth33' 10"US Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold15'US Feet4.5974 
Burthen566US Ton 

Armament


9.4.1839Broadside Weight = 236 Imperial Pound ( 107.026 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck14 American 32-Pounder
Bow Chaser2 American 12-Pounder

1846Broadside Weight = 256 Imperial Pound ( 116.096 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck16 American 32-Pounder

1853Broadside Weight = 224 Imperial Pound ( 101.584 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck14 American 32-Pounder

1863Broadside Weight = 64 Imperial Pound ( 29.024 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck4 American 32-Pounder
Gun Deck4 American 8" Shell Gun

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.4.1839150Design Complementref:740


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ref:740The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854Paul H. SilverstoneBook
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
 

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