George Washington

2499
Nominal Guns24DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Purchased12.10.1798DANFS
Home Port DANFS
ShipyardUnknownDANFS
CategorySixth RateDANFS
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold5.1802DANFS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck108' 0"US Feet32.9184 
Breadth32' 6"US Feet9.8298 
Depth in Hold14' 0"US Feet4.2672 
Burthen624Tons BM 

Armament


1798Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck24 American 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798220 DANFS

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.10.1798 - 10.1799CaptainPatrick FisherDANFS20.5.1800 - 2.5.1801CaptainWilliam Bainbridge (1774-1833)DANFS

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.7.1800 - 30.4.1801MidshipmanSamuel Aldrickref:12031802MidshipmanThomas O Andersonref:1203

Service History


DateEventSource
29.12.1798Rendezvous with Commodore John Barry in the United StatesDANFS
30.12.1798Arrived at DominicaDANFS
12.1798Voyage to Dominica to join Commodore John Barry's squadronDANFS
29.4.1799Recaptured the Brig Fair American in company with the Revenue Cutter PickeringDANFS
1.5.1799Recaptured the Schooner Francis in company with the Revenue Cutter PickeringDANFS
12.6.1799Arrived at Newport R. I.DANFS
2.7.1799Left Newport enroute for San DomingoDANFS
10.1799Returned to the United States for repairsDANFS
4.1800Moved to Philapelphia for outfittingDANFS
8.8.1800Sailed with stores and timber for the Dey of AlgiersDANFS
9.1800Arrived in AlgiersDANFS
20.10.1800Departed Algiers for ConstantinopleDANFS
21.1.1801Arrived in AlgiersDANFS
19.4.1801Arrived in the United StatesDANFS
20.7.1801Voyage to Algiers carrying stores and timber with a partial crew onlyDANFS
5.10.1801Arrived in Algiers after a stop at MalagaDANFS
15.4.1802Arrived in PhiladelphiaDANFS
5.1802Sold at the Philadelphia navy yardDANFS

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
18011802American Mediterranean Squadron 1801-1802Richard Dale (1756-1826)
18021803American Mediterranean Squadron 1802-1803Richard V Morris

Notes on Ship


OriginDANFS
Built at Providence, RI in 1793

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by AvM on Wednesday 26th of September 2018 22:10

George Washington was built as a merchant vessel at Providence, R.I., in 1793;

Registered 30 Dec 1793 to John Brown and John Francis,
merchants of Providence.
master : Johathan Dennison
Surrended: 21 Nov 1798 at Providence, vessel sold.

According to DAFNS souces
"Purchased by the Congress at Providence 12 October 1798 f for $10,400 in cash and $30,000 in 6 percent navy stock"

but in newspapers I have found that she was sold on 4 Oct 1798


Posted by AvM on Wednesday 26th of September 2018 19:23

George Washington was built as a merchant vessel at Providence, R.I., in 1793;

Registered 30 Dec 1793 to John Brown and John Francis,
merchants of Providence.
master : Johathan Dennison
Surrended: 21 Nov 1798 at Providence, vessel sold.

According to DAFNS souces
"Purchased by the Congress at Providence 12 October 1798 f for $10,400 in cash and $30,000 in 6 percent navy stock"

but in newspapers I have found that she was sold on 4 Oct 1798

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