Nominal Guns12DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
First Commissioned12.1799DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardBaltimore - Maryland DANFS
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassDANFS
Constructor Henry 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 Ship Commanders

1799Lieutenant John ShawDANFS5.1801 - 4.1803Lieutenant Andrew Sterret (1778-1807)E-WIKI4.1803 - 8.1804Lieutenant Stephen Decatur (1779-1820)DANFS

4 Commissioned Officers

1803 - 1804Acting Lieutenant Jonathan ThornB0521803 - 1804Acting Lieutenant Joseph BainbridgeB0521803 - 1804Acting Lieutenant James Lawrence (1781-1813)B0521806 - 7.2.1807Acting Lieutenant Lewis Warrington (1782-1851)W053

9 Warrant Officers

1.6.1801Master Thomas Bakerref:12031803 - 1804Carpenter John WilliamsB0521803 - 1804Sailmaker Patrick KeoghB0521803 - 1804Boatswain John NewmanB0521803 - 1804Gunner William HookB0521803 - 1804Purser Samuel RobertsonB0521803 - 1804Surgeon Lewis HeermanB0521803 - 1804Master Seth CarterB0521821Surgeon Leonard OsborneUSNR-1821

3 Petty Officers

1803 - 1804Midshipman Thomas Macdonough (d.1825)B0521803 - 1804Midshipman Walter BoydB0521803 - 1804Midshipman George MitchellB052

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

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Thursday 4th of March 2021 15:09paula Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766)
Sunday 28th of February 2021 15:40ulrich_hankeDanish yacht 'Vildanden' (1789)
Sunday 28th of February 2021 10:49Paul WalshBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Fellowship' (1643) (28)
Sunday 28th of February 2021 10:06Cy Philip Carteret (d.1748)
Sunday 28th of February 2021 06:20Albert Parker Philip Carteret (d.1748)