Nominal Guns2DANFS
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorUnited States Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtDANFS
ShipyardVergennes - Vermont DANFS
ConstructorAdam Brown (d.1817)DANFS
Ship TypeGalley DANFS


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck75' 0"Imperial Feet22.86 
Breadth15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Depth in Hold4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Burthen70Tons BM 


1814Broadside Weight = 21 Imperial Pound ( 9.5235 kg)DANFS
Gun Deck1 American 24 Pounder
Gun Deck1 American 18-Pounder Columbiad

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
181440 DANFS

1 Commanding Officer

1814 - 1815MasterWilliam M Robins (d.1828)DANFS

Service History

11.9.1814Battle of Lake Champlain

Notes on Ship

The first Allen—a galley built in 1814 at Vergennes, Vt., by Adam and Noah Brown—was commissioned during the summer of 1814, Sailing Master William M. Robins in command. She became a unit of Commodore Thomas Macdonough's squadron on Lake Champlain and participated in the Battle of Lake Cham-plain on 11 September 1814 during which the American squadron bested and captured the remnants of the British squadron under Capt. George Downie, RN. After the War of 1812, she remained in active service for another decade. She was sold at Whitehall, N.Y., sometime in late 1824 or early 1825


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