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2512
Nominal Guns12TNAR
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorRhode Island State Navy
Purchased15.6.1775TNAR
ShipyardUnknownTNAR
CategoryUnratedTNAR
Ship TypeSloop TNAR
Transfered3.12.1775TNAR
Becomes
American sloop 'Providence' (1775) (12) 1775-1779
American 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop

Armament


1775Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck12 American 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
15.6.177590Including 28 marinesB037

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
15.6.1775 - 3.12.1775Unknown
Abraham WhippleAmerican
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1759-1760
DANFS

Service History


DateEventSource
1775Cruises in Narragansett Bay through the summer protecting coastal shipping
15.6.1775Chartered from John Brown of Providence by the Rhode Island General Assembly
15.6.1775Took a tender to the British firgate Rose
12.9.1775Left Narragansett Bay to capture a powder laden packet from Burmuda, it had already left
31.10.1775Purchased by Rhode Island
11.1775Sailed for Philadelphia carrying seamen for continental service
3.12.1775Arrived in Philadelphia
3.12.1775Taken into the Continental Navy and renamed Providence

 

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