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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 HackettAmerican
Ship Builder
Service 1739
DANFS
CategoryUnratedDANFS
Ship TypeSloopDANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Captured12.5.1780DANFS
Becomes
British sloop 'Halifax' (1780) (14) 1780-1781
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop

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 JonesAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1845
BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 - 11.5.1780Lieutenant
Thomas SimpsonAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1846
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
24.4.1778Ranger vs Drake
24.4.1778Took the Sloop
Drake (14) 1777-1778
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Bay of Carrickfergus


 

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