Vandalia

2549
Nominal Guns18ref:740
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Keel Laid Down1825ref:740
Launched1828ref:740
First Commissioned6.11.1828ref:740
How acquiredPurpose builtref:740
ShipyardPhiladelphia Naval Shipyard - Philadelphia ref:740
Ship ClassBoston Classref:740
Designed bySamuel Humphreys (1778-1846)ref:740
CategoryUnratedref:740
Ship TypeSloop ref:740
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:740
Last known1872ref:740

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:740
Between Perpendiculars127'US Feet38.7162 
Breadth34' 9"US Feet10.4204 
Depth in Hold16' 6"US Feet4.9022 
Burthen700US Ton 

Armament


1828Broadside Weight = 288 Imperial Pound ( 130.608 kg)ref:740
Gun Deck24 American 24 Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1828190Design Complementref:740

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.11.1828 - 19.12.1831Master CommandantJohn Gallagher (d.1842)DANFS1832 - 3.12.1832Master CommandantGeorge Budd (d.1837)ref:8241860CommanderSamuel Phillips Lee (1812-1897)W061

Service History


DateEventSource
16.12.1828

Sailed from Philadelphia bound for duty with the Brazil Squadron off the eastern seaboard of South America.

DANFS
3.12.1832

In the West Indies

ref:824
1848

Rebuild and lenghtened of 13' Us feet at

Norfolk Navy Yard
ref:740


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ref:740The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854Paul H. SilverstoneBook
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
ref:824British and Foreign State Papers 1832-1833British Foreign OfficeDigital Book
W061Arlington National Cemetery Website Web Site
 

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