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Nominal Guns4DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorState Navy
Home Port DANFS
Ship TypeSchoonerDANFS
British schooner 'Warren' (1776) (4) 1776-1776
British 4 Gun
Unrated Schooner


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Burthen64Tons BM 


12.10.1775Broadside Weight = 13 Imperial Pound ( 5.8955 kg) 
Gun Deck4 American 4-Pounder
Gun Deck10 American Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

2 Ship Commanders

10.1775 - 1.2.1776Captain
Winborne AdamsAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1777
1.2.1776 - 26.8.1776Captain
William BurkeAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1849

Service History

12.10.1775Purchased from John Twisdon
31.10.1775Left Beverly on her Maiden voyaage
11.1775Took an armed schooner north of Cape Ann
27.11.1775Took the schooner Rainbow
24.12.1775Retook the brig Sally
1.1776Underwent repairs in Marblehead
25.3.1776Sailed in company with Franklin on a failed mission to intercept a convoy
27.5.1776Attempted to put to sea in company with Lynch and Lee but was blockaded by Milford
6.1776Engagement with the British troopship Unity, Warren withdrew with 3 dead and 7 wounded
6.1776Returned to Beverly for repairs
8.1776Put to sea to patrol between Nova Scotia and Boston
26.8.1776Chased and taken by Liverpool
26.8.1776Taken by
Liverpool (22) 1756-1759
British 22 Gun
Privateer Ship


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1775-1776Washington's Fleet  

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 27th of June 2021 16:00

1775 Dec 24 USS Warren4 schooner Captain Winborne Adams retakes merchant brig Sally bound from Lisbon for New York a prize to Niger.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 5th of March 2014 19:20

originally the fishing schooner Hawk, probably built at Marblehead, Massachusetts, and owned by John Twisdon. Warren joined schooners Lynch and Lee in an attempt to get to sea on 27 May 1776, but they could not pass HMS Milford [28-gun] blockading Cape Ann harbor. In company with schooner Lynch chased by Liverpool with Lynch escaping 26/8/1776. Warren kept as a tender by Liverpool until 4/9/1776 when Liverpool rendezvoused with Milford off Cape Ann, transferred Warren's guns to Milford, and sent Warren to Halifax. Served as a tender to Milford until Warren ran aground in a storm near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was destroyed in late December 1776

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