Preble

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Nominal Guns16ref:740
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1838ref:740
Launched13.6.1839ref:740
First Commissioned6.1840ref:740
How acquiredPurpose builtref:740
ShipyardPortsmouth Navy Yard - Maine ref:740
Ship ClassDale Classref:740
Designed byJohn Lenthallref:740
CategoryUnratedref:740
Ship TypeSloop ref:740
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:740
Burnt27.4.1863ref:740

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:740
Between Perpendiculars117' 7"US Feet35.6721 
Breadth33' 10"US Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold15'US Feet4.5974 
Burthen566US Ton 

Armament


13.6.1839Broadside Weight = 236 Imperial Pound ( 107.026 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck14 American 32-Pounder
Bow Chaser2 American 12-Pounder

1846Broadside Weight = 256 Imperial Pound ( 116.096 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck16 American 32-Pounder

1851Broadside Weight = 160 Imperial Pound ( 72.56 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck10 American 32-Pounder

1853Broadside Weight = 128 Imperial Pound ( 58.048 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck8 American 32-Pounder

1858Broadside Weight = 160 Imperial Pound ( 72.56 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck10 American 32-Pounder

1861Broadside Weight = 112 Imperial Pound ( 50.792 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck7 American 32-Pounder
Gun Deck2 American 8" Shell Gun

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.6.1839150Design Complementref:740

Service History


DateEventSource
1850Assigned to the United States Naval Academy as a ship for annual summer cruisesUSNA
27.4.1863

Destroyed accidently by fire

DANFS


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ref:740The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854Paul H. SilverstoneBook
USNAUnited States Naval Academy Web Site
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
 

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