General Monk

Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Privateer ship 'General Washington' (1780) (19)
ShipyardUnited States - North America NRAR
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesAmerican Sixth Rate ship 'General Washington' (1782) (24)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 9"Imperial Feet39.6316 
Breadth32' 8"Imperial Feet9.8552 


12.1780Broadside Weight = 87 Imperial Pound ( 39.4545 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer

2.12.1780 - 8.4.1782CommanderJosiah Rogers (1755-1795) ADM 6/22/349
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 9.10.1781

Service History

27.11.1780Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £961.14.8dBWAS-1714
8.4.1782Taken by Hyder Ali (18) in Delaware Bay


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Posted by John Seagrove on Thursday 13th of February 2020 12:07

What happened to the English prisoners taken when USS Hyder Ally defeated HMS General Monk. If they were imprisoned was it on a hulk prison or a prison ashore? They must have been released after a short while due to the war soon coming to an end. Any help appreciated

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