Ranger

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Nominal Guns14DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Launched10.5.1777DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardPortsmouth - New Hampshire DANFS
Constructor James 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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1777 - 7.1778Captain John Paul Jones (1747-1792)BWAS-171427.7.1778 - 11.5.1780Lieutenant Thomas SimpsonBWAS-1714

Service History


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

 

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