Delaware

2461
Nominal Guns20
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Purchased5.5.1798
ShipyardUnknown
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold6.1801

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck94' 9"US Feet28.7084 
Breadth28' 0"US Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold14' 0"US Feet4.2672 
Burthen321Tons BM 

Armament


5.1798Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck16 American 9-Pounder
Gun Deck4 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1798180 DANFS

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1798 - 1798CaptainStephen Decatur (1752-1808)DANFS15.6.1799 - 20.4.1801CaptainThomas Bakerref:1203

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.7.1798 - Surgeon's MateSamuel Anderson (1773-1850)ref:1203

Service History


DateEventSource
7.7.1798Delaware vs Croyable


Notes on Ship


OriginDANFS
Built in 1794 as the merchant ship Hamburgh Packet in Philadelphia, Pa

 

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