Wasp

2561
Nominal Guns8
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorContinental Navy
Purchased12.1775
Home Port 
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSchooner
Burnt1777

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck74' 10"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Burthen189Tons BM 

Armament


1775Broadside Weight = 11 Imperial Pound ( 4.9885 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck8 American 2-Pounder
Gun Deck6 American Swivel

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1775 - 1775Unknown William HallockDANFS

Service History


DateEventSource
14.1.1776Left Baltimore on company with Hornet escorting a convoy
13.2.1776Joined Commodore Esek Hopkins flotilla in the Delaware Capes
17.2.1776Left as part of the American Flotilla
1.3.1776The flotilla arrived in the Bahamas
17.3.1776The flotilla left for New England, the Wasp sailing independatly
4.4.1776Arrived in Philapelphia
10.1776Took the Leghorn Galley
12.1776Took the Two Brothers and an unarmed sloop
12.1776Recaptured Success which had been taken prize by Roebuck
1777Service in the vicinity of the Delaware
1777Run aground and burnt

 

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