Albany

7454
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured28.12.1775BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.6.1776BWAS-1714
ShipyardPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked28.12.1781BWAS-1714

Armament


6.1776Broadside Weight = 52 Imperial Pound ( 23.5824 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.5.1776 - 2.6.1776CommanderJohn Bourmaster (1736-1807): on board from 3.6.1776 ADM 6/21/248
Issued by Molyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798), North America
Commission confirmed 8.1.1777
ADM 6/21
2.6.1776 - 28.12.1781CommanderHenry Mowat (1734-1798) ADM 6/22/327
Issued by Molyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798), North America
Commission confirmed 22.8.1781
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1776Purchased at New York - New York at a cost of £1322.4.5dBWAS-1714
7.1776fitting at Halifax - Nova Scotia BWAS-1714
24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition
28.12.1781Wrecked in the Penobscot riverBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
American mercantile Rittenhouse

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 4th of March 2014 20:46

commanded by Henry Mowat during the defense of Penobscot

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