Ranger

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Nominal Guns14DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Launched10.5.1777DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardPortsmouth - New Hampshire DANFS
ConstructorJames Hackett (1739-1802)DANFS
CategoryUnratedDANFS
Ship TypeSloop DANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Captured12.5.1780DANFS
BecomesBritish sloop 'Halifax' (1780) (14)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Displacement308  

Armament


5.1777Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck18 American 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1777140 DANFS

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1777 - 7.1778CaptainJohn Paul Jones (1747-1792)BWAS-171427.7.1778 - 11.5.1780LieutenantThomas SimpsonBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
24.4.1778Ranger vs Drake
24.4.1778Took the Sloop Drake (14) Bay of Carrickfergus


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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