Rattlesnake

6103
Nominal Guns20W027
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorPrivate Owners
Launched1780W027
First Commissioned1781/06/12
How acquiredPurpose builtW027
ShipyardPlymouth W027
ConstructorJohn PeckW027
CategoryPrivateerW027
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured1781/06/17BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish ship-sloop 'Cormorant' (1781) (18)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck89' 3"Imperial Feet27.1357 
Length of Keel74' 11"Imperial Feet22.5616 
Breadth22' 4"Imperial Feet6.7564 
Depth in Hold8' 10 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Burthen198 7094Tons BM 

Service History


DateEventSource
1781/06/17Taken by Assurance (44) North America
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
W027 American War of Independence at SeaKen KellowWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Friday 17th of February 2017 12:48

Thanks, it's been corrected.


Posted by Vol Williams on Friday 17th of February 2017 01:31

This Rattlesnake was built in 1780, not 1773.

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