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


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

DateEvent Source
1781/06/17Taken by Assurance North America 


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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