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Nautilus

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Purchased5.1803BWAS-1793
First Commissioned24.6.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardMaryland - United States BWAS-1793
Constructor
Henry SpencerAmerican
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793
Captured15.7.1812BWAS-1793
Becomes
British sloop 'Emulous' (1812) (14) 1812-1817
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck87' 6"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth23' 8"Imperial Feet7.0104 

Armament


6.1803Broadside Weight = 36 Imperial Pound ( 16.326 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck12 American 6-Pounder

1811Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck12 American 18-Pounder Columbiad

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1803103 DANFS

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1803 - 1804Lieutenant
James Bruce DecaturAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1804
B052
1803 - 1804Lieutenant
George Washington ReedAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1804
B052

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1803 - 1804Master's Mate
Octavius A PageAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1804
B052
1803 - 1804Acting Master
Stephen CassinAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1804
B052
1803 - 1804Carpenter
Robert FellAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1804
B052
1803 - 1804Boatswain
William JohnsonAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1804
B052
1803 - 1804Gunner
James PinkertonAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1804
B052
1803 - 1804Purser
James TootellAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1804
B052
1803 - 1804Surgeon
Gershom R JacquesAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1804
B052

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1803 - 1804Midshipman
William MillerAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1804
B052

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1806Paid offDANFS
1811Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Brig
15.7.1812Taken by
Pique (36) 1800-1819
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1801 Renamed "Pique"
off northern New Jersey



Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1803-1804American Mediterranean Squadron 1803-1804
Edward PrebleAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1807
 
1804-1805American Mediterranean Squadron 1804-1805
Samuel BarronAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1810
 
1805-1806American Mediterranean Squadron 1805-1806
John RodgersAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1837
 

Notes on Ship


OriginDANFS
A merchant vessel built in 1799 by Mr. Henry Spencer on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

 

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