Nominal Guns12ref:740
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
First Commissioned11.1799ref:740
How acquiredPurpose builtref:740
ShipyardBaltimore ref:740
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
ConstructorHenry Spencerref:740
Ship TypeSchooner


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)ref:740
Gun Deck12 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179970Design Complementref:740

1 Commanding Officer

30.9.1799 - 12.11.1800LieutenantWilliam Maleyref:1203

1 Warrant Officer

19.10.1799 - 20.5.1801GunnerJames Andersonref:1203

1 Petty Officer

9.11.1799 - 20.5.1801MidshipmanCaleb Allenref:1203


ref:740The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854Paul H. SilverstoneBook
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
ref:1203Naval documents related to the quasi-war between the United States and France Vol. 7Dudley W KnoxBook

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Posted by AvM on Thursday 27th of September 2018 14:35

New-York Gazette, December 2, 1799

Experiment (12) Lt. Maley

Posted by AvM on Thursday 27th of September 2018 13:50

New-York Gazette, December 2, 1799

Experiment (12) Lt. Maley

Posted by regis on Friday 8th of April 2016 19:55

same class as Enterprise

135 tons
84'7" deck 22'6" breath 9'6" hold ( Enterprise 10'hold )
armement 12 x 6 14 x 6 in 1801
complement 70

see Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990: Major Combatants Par Karl Jack Bauer,Stephen S. Roberts

page 29

Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 3rd of April 2016 08:39

1800 U.S.S. Experiment12 schooner takes 2 armed French vessels and retakes American merchant vessel

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