Nominal Guns12DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
First Commissioned12.1799DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardBaltimore - Maryland DANFS
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassDANFS
ConstructorHenry SpencerDANFS
Ship TypeSchooner DANFS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck84' 7"US Feet25.6477 
Breadth22' 6"US Feet6.7818 
Depth in Hold10' 0"US Feet3.048 
Burthen135Tons BM 


1799Broadside Weight = 36 Imperial Pound ( 16.326 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck12 American 6-Pounder

1803Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck12 American 12-Pound Carronade

1811Broadside Weight = 135 Imperial Pound ( 61.2225 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck14 American 18 Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 American 9-Pounder

1821Broadside Weight = 172 Imperial Pound ( 78.002 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck1 American 13" Mortar
Gun Deck6 American 18 Pound Carronade
Gun Deck1 American 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179970 DANFS

3 Commanding Officers

1799LieutenantJohn ShawDANFS5.1801 - 4.1803LieutenantAndrew Sterret (1778-1807)E-WIKI4.1803 - 8.1804LieutenantStephen Decatur (1779-1820)DANFS

4 Commissioned Officers

1803 - 1804Acting LieutenantJonathan ThornB0521803 - 1804Acting LieutenantJoseph BainbridgeB0521803 - 1804Acting LieutenantJames Lawrence (1781-1813)B0521806 - 7.2.1807Acting LieutenantLewis Warrington (1782-1851)W053

9 Warrant Officers

1.6.1801MasterThomas Bakerref:12031803 - 1804PurserSamuel RobertsonB0521803 - 1804SurgeonLewis HeermanB0521803 - 1804MasterSeth CarterB0521803 - 1804CarpenterJohn WilliamsB0521803 - 1804SailmakerPatrick KeoghB0521803 - 1804BoatswainJohn NewmanB0521803 - 1804GunnerWilliam HookB0521821SurgeonLeonard OsborneUSNR-1821

3 Petty Officers

1803 - 1804MidshipmanWalter BoydB0521803 - 1804MidshipmanGeorge MitchellB0521803 - 1804MidshipmanThomas Macdonough (d.1825)B052

Service History

17.12.1799Sailed from the Delawre Capes on her first cruiseDANFS
17.6.1800Enterprise vs Cyane
4.7.1800Enterprise vs Aigle
23.7.1800Enterprise vs Flambeau
26.6.1801Sailed to the MediterraneanDANFS
5.9.1813Enterprise vs Boxer
5.9.1813Took the Sloop Boxer (12) off Portland, Maine


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1801-1802American Mediterranean Squadron 1801-1802Richard Dale (1756-1826) 
1802-1803American Mediterranean Squadron 1802-1803Richard V Morris 
1803-1804American Mediterranean Squadron 1803-1804Edward Preble (1761-1807) 
1804-1805American Mediterranean Squadron 1804-1805Samuel Barron (d.1810) 
1805-1806American Mediterranean Squadron 1805-1806John Rodgers (d.1838) 

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