Nominal Guns10DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Home Port DANFS
Ship TypeCutter

1 Commanding Officer

2.1777 - 9.1777CaptainSamuel Nicholson (d.1811)DANFS

Service History

2.1777Purchased in Dover by captain Joseph Hynson and Lieutenant Samuel Nicholson. The Dolphin was intended for use as a packet.
17.2.1777Sailed to Calais and then to Nantes for outfitting
28.5.1777Left St Auzeau in company with Reprisal and Lexington (14)
30.5.1777Chased by the Foudroyant (74)DANFS
19.6.1777The flotilla took two brig's and two sloopsDANFS
27.6.1777Chased by a large man-of-warDANFS
6.1777The flotilla took prize two ships, seven brigs and five other vesselsDANFS
8.1777The flotilla returned to FranceDANFS
14.9.1777Left France in company with the ReprisalDANFS
19.9.1777Put into the Loire for repairs and was seized following British protests to FranceDANFS
3.10.1777Taken by Milford (28)


DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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