Wasp

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Nominal Guns22DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
Launched1813DANFS
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardNewburyport - Massachusetts DANFS
Ship ClassWasp ClassDANFS
Designed by William Doughty (1773-1859)ref:740
Constructor William Badger (1752-1830)DANFS
CategorySixth RateDANFS
Ship TypeSloop DANFS
Sailing RigShip RiggedDANFS
Foundered11.1814DANFS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Between Perpendiculars117' 11"US Feet35.6631 
Breadth31' 6"US Feet9.6012 
Depth in Hold14' 6"US Feet4.3053 
Burthen609Tons BM 

Armament


1814Broadside Weight = 332 Imperial Pound ( 150.562 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck20 American 32-Pounder Carronade
Gun Deck2 American 12-Pounder

8.1814Broadside Weight = 338 Imperial Pound ( 153.283 kg)B045
Gun Deck20 American 32-Pounder Carronade
Gun Deck2 American 12-Pounder
Gun Deck1 American 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1814173 DANFS

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1814 - 11.1814Master Commandant Johnston Blakely (d.1815)DANFS

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1814 - 21.9.1814Midshipman David Geisinger (d.1860)B0451814 - 11.1814Midshipman Henry S LangdonB045

Service History


DateEventSource
1814Took the Schooner Atalanta (12)
1.5.1814Left Portsmouth NH for a cruise in the western approaches to the English Channel
6.1814Took and burnt the brig William
2.6.1814Took and burnt the bark Neptune
18.6.1814Took and scuttled the armed brig Pallas
23.6.1814Took the galliot Henrietta, which was given up to the Wasp's prisoners
26.6.1814Took and scuttled the ship Orange Boven
28.6.1814Took the Reindeer (18) after an intense engagement
28.6.1814Wasp vs Reindeer
29.6.1814The Reindeer was burnt
8.7.1814Entered L'Orient for repairs
8.1814Took two prizes
27.8.1814Left L'Orient
27.8.1814Action of 1814-08-27
1.9.1814Encountered a Convoy escorted by Armada (74), Cut out and took one "laden with iron and brass cannon, muskets, and
21.9.1814Took the brig Atalanta (8) and sent her in with midshipman Mr. Geisinger as prize master
9.10.1814Last sighted by a Swedish brig Adonis from whom she took two officers later of the Essex
9.10.1814Lost at sea

 

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