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Nominal Guns4
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
CategoryHired Vessel
Ship TypeSchooner
Returned to Owners1776


22.10.1775Broadside Weight = 8 Imperial Pound ( 3.628 kg) 
Gun Deck4 American 4-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders

22.10.1775 - 1.1.1776Unknown
William ColtAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1825
1.1.1776 - 1776Unknown
Charles DyarAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1826

Service History

22.10.1775Chartered in Plymouth
26.10.1775Sailed from Plymouth
5.11.1775Captured two British provision ships
6.11.1775Brought her two prizes, a schooner and sloop, into Plymouth
13.11.1775Put to sea
23.11.1775Chased by Tartar
1.12.1775Brought two prizes into Plymouth
1.1776Iced in at Plymouth
23.2.1776Action of 23rd February 1776
6.1776Decommissioned and returned to her original owner


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1775-1776Washington's Fleet  

Notes on Ship

Fishing schooner Triton
Washington's letter to the President of Congress 4th December 1775
"The plague, trouble and vexation I have had with the crews of all the armed vessels is inexpressible. I do believe there is not on earth a more disorderly set. Every time they come into port we hear of nothing but mutinous complaints. Manly's success has lately, and but lately, quieted his people. The crews of the Washington and Harrison have actually deserted them, so that I have been under the necessity of ordering the agent to lay the latter up, and get hands for the other on the best terms he could."


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