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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned2.6.1776BWAS-1714
ShipyardPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 Ship Commanders

30.5.1776 - 2.6.1776Commander
John BourmasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1804
: on board from 3.6.1776 ADM 6/21/248
Issued by
Molyneaux ShuldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1793
, North America
Confirmed 8.1.1777
ADM 6/21
2.6.1776 - 28.12.1781Commander
Henry MowatBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1781
ADM 6/22/327
Issued by
Molyneaux ShuldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1793
, North America
Confirmed 22.8.1781

Service History

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

American mercantile Rittenhouse


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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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