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ERRATA.

Page 17, 33J line omit "Mid. Pillsbnry," who was drowned previously by the capsizing of a boat.

Page 19, in 2d line of paragraph beginning "Was launched, 1 "altered to a Krig" should read, altered to a ttiig-

Puge 28, last column of Revenue service "originally a Propeller" should rend, originally a Steunu-r.

Page 41, last column, 4th line from bottom a comma after "killed" should be a period.

Pnge$7, last column, Dili line from bottom substitute for "Detroit" .\wgurii.

Pages 74, 87, 89, 93, 95, 105, and 107 "Lt. Capt., and Commo. J. B. Nicholson" should read, J. B. Jficolson.

Pages 80 and 95 "Lt. T. Baily and Lt. B. Baily" should read, Lt. T. Bailey.

Page 84, last column "Steamer" should read "Sc/ir."

Pages 85, 97, 99, 103 "Capt. S. L. Breeze" should read, Capt. S. L. Breese.

Page 87, 4th column, lllh line from top "Norfolk" should read, New York.

Page 88, 2d column, 10th line "quarters to windward" should read, gtiins to windward.

Page 89, last column, 13th and 14th lines "1837" should read 1847.

Page 91, 1st column, 4th line "Feb. 12th, 18U9," should precede the date next above.

Page 91, 1st column, 20th and 21st lines omit "Jan. 23d, 1825, and Feb. 2Ist, 1826."

Page 91, 2d column, 16th line after "Capt." add Clias. Stewart, and then follows the 1st Lt., &<,.

Page 91, 2d column, 21st and 24th lines "Capt. D. J. and D. S. Patterson" should read, 1). T. Patterson.

Page 91, 2d column, bottom line -"Comdr. John Rudel" should read, Comdr. John Rudd.

Page 93, 3d column, 3d line "Capt. Lever" should read, Capt. Sever.

Page 93. 3d column, 34tli line "Commo. T. Truxton" should read, Commo. T. Truxtun.

Page 95, 1st column, 9th line "Sept. 24th, J825," should precede the date next above.

Page 98, 2d column, 8th line of 2d note "keels over" should read, heels over.

Page 98, 2d column, 1st line of last note "logged 2 inches" should read, hogged 2 inches.

Page 99, 3d column, 13th line "Hon. H. M. Wallerson" should read, Hon. H. M. Wutterson.

Page 99, 3d column, 3d and 10th lines from bottom "Commo. C. F. and C. T. McCauley" should read, Commo. C. S.

McCauley.

Page 101, 2d column, 2d line from bottom "Capt. S. Mercer" should read Comdr. S. Mercer.
Page 101, last column, 19th line "Feb. 19th, 1846" should be 1848.
Page 104, 3d column, 12th line from top "Ovatan" should read, Ora/oft,

Page 107, 2d column, 8th line from bottom "Mr. Comdt. T. Crabb should read, Mr. Comdt. T. Crnbbe.
Pages 107, 109, 111 "Comdr. and Lt. McCluny and McClung should read, Win. J. JUcCluney.
Pages 110, and 1 11, 3d and 4th columns "Sancelito" should read Saucetito.

Page 111, 2d column, 6th line from bottom "Comdr. Joel Abbott" should read, Comdr. .loel Mbol.
Page 113, 2d column, 17;h line from top Comdr. W. C. Nicolson" should be, Comdr. W. C. Nicholson.
Page 119, 2d column, 4ih line from top "P. M. J. C. Henry" should read, P. Mid. J. C. Henry.

N. B. The author left the U. S. on Foreign service while this work was in process of publication, which will account for
most of the above errors.



STATISTICAL HISTORY



OF THE



NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES.



T II E

NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES,

FROM THE COMMENCEMENT,

1775 TO 1853;

, WITH ^

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EACH VESSEL S SERVICE AND FATE AS APPEARS UPON RECORD.

COMPILED BY

LIEl IT. GEORGE F. EJHIIIOiYS, U. S. W.,

FROM THE MOST RELIABLE SOURCES, UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE

NAVY DEPARTMENT.

TO WHICH IS ADDED A LIST OF

PRIVATE ARMED VESSELS,

FITTED OUT UNDER THE AMERICAN FLAG, PREVIOUS AND SUBSEQUENT TO THE

E-EVOLUTIONARY WAR.

WITH THEIR SERVICES AND FATE;

ALSO

A LIST OF THE

REVENUE AND COAST SURVEY VESSELS,

AND PRINCIPAL

OCEAN STEAMERS,

BELONGING TO CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES IN

1850.



WASHINGTON:

PRINTED BY GIDEON & CO.,



MDCCCLIH.



f 73



CONTENTS.



OCEAN NAVY OF THE U. S. NO LONGER IN SERVICE, &c. - -1

LAKE NAVY OF THE U. S. NO LONGER IN SERVICE, &c. 18

GUN BOATS, BARGES, AND SURF BOATS, NO LONGER IN SERVICE, &c. 22

NAVY OF THE U. S. STILL IN SERVICE, &c. ... 24

REVENUE AND COAST SURVEY VESSELS STILL IN SERVICE . 28

STEAM NAVY OF THE U. S. . - - 30

U. S. MAIL AND OTHER OCEAN STEAMERS " 36

CAPTURES BY THE U. S. NAVY IN THE ORDER OF DATE DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR - - 40

CAPTURES BY THE U. S. NAVY IN THE ORDER OF DATE DURING THE FRENCH WAR, &c. - - 48

CAPTURES OF VESSELS OF WAR BY THE U. S. NAVY DURING THE LAST WAR WITH GREAT BRITAIN 56
CAPTURES BY THE U. S. NAVY IN THE ORDER OF DATE DURING THE LAST WAR WITH GREAT

BRITAIN - ...... go

CAPTURES BY THE U. S. NAVY IN THE ORDER OF DATE PIRATICAL 76

CAPTURES BY THE U. S. NAVY IN THE ORDER OF DATE DURING THE WAR WITH MEXICO - - 80

SERVICES, &c., OF THE PRESENT NAVY - 8G

COLONIAL ARMED VESSELS AND THEIR CAPTURES, &c. ...... I2 4

PRIVATE ARMED VESSELS AND THEIR CAPTURES FROM 1776 TO 1783 127

PRIVATE ARMED VESSELS AND THEIR CAPTURES DURING THE WAR WITH G. B., 1812 TO 1815 - 170

DATES OF INTERESTING NAUTICAL EVENTS, &c. - .... 202

ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY DEPARTMENT, HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE - - - - 204



INTRODUCTION.



The information and data contained in the following tables have been extracted, collated, and
arranged with much care, and are derived from a variety of sources.

Among those most worthy of mention are, the files of the Slate and Navy Departments the
American Archives and State Papers Clark s, Goldsborough s, and Cooper s Naval Histories, and
Niles s Register.

1 have not, however, confined myself to these, but have also examined and compared other
American and English Histories, and contemporaneous published accounts ; besides, in a few in
stances, have sought information from those still living.

Among the latter I feel most indebted to Commodore Charles Stewart, Commodore Charles
Morris, Chief Naval Constructor J. Lenthall, Consulting Engineer C. W. Copeland, and Peter
Force, Esq., of Washington, D. C., each in their respective departments. To each and all of
whom, and to any others, who have contributed in any way to afford me information or facilities, I
now return my sincere thanks.

This compilation was originally intended to embrace only the Navy proper, but to make it more
complete and satisfactory as a work of reference, a List of all the Private armed Vessels, fitted out
in the Uniled States, from the earliest period, with their armament, captains, captures, &c., &c. ;
was subsequently added. Some of these were fitted out by private individuals, or companies, and
others by States; and many, it will be seen, were commanded by officers who afterwards held corn-
missions in our Navy.

i

For similar reasons I have added tables embracing the principal Ocean Steamers of the United
States, including those carrying the U. S. mail, which, under certain contingencies, may become a
portion of the Navy of the United States. Also a list of the Revenue and Coast Survey vessels in
1850, which have since undergone but little change.

G. F. EMMONS.



NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES,



From the commencement, in 1775, to 1853.



INCLUDING CAPTURES AND SERVICES PERFORMED, AND THE FATE OF

EACH VESSEL, ETC.



NAVY OF THE

NO LONGER IN SERVICE. BROKEN



NAMES OF VESSELS.


Class.


Guns.


Built, or
purchased, &c.


wv,,,,, Lost or
When captured, &c.


Where.


When.


ALFRED


Ship.


24




1775 Captured




1778


COLUMBUS


ii


24


ii


r
" Burnt


On Point Judith


tt


LEXINGTON


Brig


16


ii


" Captured




1777


CABOT


(t


14


it










ANDREW DORIA


(i


14


it


" Burnt




tt


PROVIDENCE


<t


12


11






1779


HORNET




10




11 <(




1777


WASP




8


it


f< (f


(t


K


FLY


Cl


8




" P






REPRISAL


Rrjp-


16


it






1778


HAMPDEN


(


14


t f




Rhode Island


1776


INDEPENDENCE




10


tt


< ?






SACHEM


it


10


it


t( ?






MOSQUITO


14


4


it


?






HANCOCK


Ship


32




1776 Captured




1777


RANDOLPH


(1


32






At sea, March 7


1778


RALEIGH


II


32


Portsmouth N H- .


( * Captured .


Off Boston....


tt


WASHINGTON


(1


32


Philadelphia .


<* Burnt




tt


WARREN


It


32




u tf




1779


TRUMBULL


((


28




** Captured . .




1781


EFFINGHAM


II


28


Philadelphia




Off Delaware Bay


1778


CONGRESS


(1


28




it it




1777


VIRGINIA




28








177ft


PROVIDENCE 2. .


(1


28


Rhode Island


it it


Charleston S C


1780


BOSTON


(1


24




(f (f






DELAWARE


11


24


Philadelphia .


(1 (t




1777


MONTGOMERY


((


24








ii


DOLPHIN


Cutter


101




f (f It






SURPRISE





10 \


In Europe, and fitted


j tt Seized






REVENGE


(i


\
10


out in France


[ " Sold




17flft


INDIEN, or 1


Ship.


40




1777 Presented to


Louis XVI


1777 J


ALLIANCE


ft


32




" Sold


Philadelphia June 3


17QC


CONFEDERACY


u


32




*t Captured






HAGUE


v


32




(l J


P g




Q.UEEN OF FRANCE


((


28


Nantes, France. . .


Sunk




17SO


DUC DE LAUZUN


II


20




" Sold..




i7co


RANGER


(I


18




" Captured




1780



UNITED STATES.

UP, SOLD, CAPTURED, OR DESTROYED.



FROM THE COMMENCEMENT, IN 1775, TO 1785, AFTER WHICH THE CODNTRT WAS WITHOUT A NAVY UNTIL 1797.

While in command of Captain E. Hinman, by H. B. M. ships Ariadne and Ceres. Commo. J. Paul Jones claims to have first displayed
the Colonial flag on board of this ship, in which he was the 1st Lieut, under Commo. Hopkins, while laying; off Philadelphia, in 1775.

April 1st. Having been chased on shore by the British squadron. Had only four guns mounted at the time. Under Capt. A. Whipple,
composed one of Commo. E. Hopkins s squadron to the W. Indies in 1776.

While in command of Capt. H.Johnston, by H. B. M. Cutter Alert, after an action of 3j hours, her armament being only 4 pds. at the time.

While in command of Capt. J. Olney, by H. B. M. ship Milford, 32 guns. Capt. 0. and crew escaped in a schooner, having previously

run his vessel on shore and abandoned her.
To prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. Supposed to have been the first U. S. vessel to receive a foreign salute. The Gov.

of St. Eustatia having been subsequently removed for this indiscretion.
To prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. Composed one of Commo. Saltonstall s squadron, and was at this time commanded

by Capt. H. Hacker.
To prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. Originally named the " Falcon." One of Commo. Saltonstall s squad-]

ron. Was one of the first cruisers to put to sea. I ,

To prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. Originally named the "Scorpion." One of Commo. Saltonstall s f ^mpany.

squadron. Was one of the first cruisers to put to sea.
Probably destroyed as above. Was used principally as a Despatch vessel ; and in some accounts is called the " Cruiser."

While in command of Capt. L. Wickes, who, with all on board but the cook, perished. Was the first U. S. vessel of war that visited

Europe; carrying out B. Franklin, soon after our Declaration of Independence.
Having run on a ledge of rocks, when about to depart in co. with the Alfred, Commo. P. Jones, in an expedition against Nova Scotia.

Supposed to have been destroyed in the Delaware, in 1777, to prevent falling into the hands of the enemy.

" " " " " " See table of captures for the

service of the vessels.

(I II tt II (C U

While in command of Capt. J. Manly, by the Rainbow, 40, Sir Geo. Collier, and brig Victor, after a chase of 30 hours; the H s sailing

having been impaired by lightening the ship too much forward.
While in command of Capt. N. Biddle, after an action of 20 minutes with H. B. M. S. Yarmouth, 64, Capt. Vincent; and all but 4, out

of 315, perished. The Y. lost 5 killed, and 12 wounded.
While in command of Captain J. Barry, after an action of 9 hours with H. B. M. S. Experiment, 50, Wallace and Unicorn, 22. Having

lost 25 killed and wounded, run the ship on shore and deserted her.
By tKe enemy. Had never received her armament.

Aug. 14. While in command of Commo. Saltonstall ; to prevent capture by the British squadron of 9 sail, under Sir Geo. Collier.

While in command of Capt. J. Nicholson, by H. B. M. S. Iris, 32, (formerly U. S. S. Hancock,) and Gen. Monk, 18, after a gallant

resistance of more than one hour, during which she was completely dismantled, and lost 5 killed, and 11 wounded.
By the enemy, under Capt. Henry, R. N. Also 6 small cruisers and 31 merchant vessels. The E. had never received her armament.

To prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy, after Sir Geo. Clinton got possession of the Highlands.

By the British squadron ; she having previously struck on the middle ground and lost her rudder. Capt. Nicholson escaped on shore with

his papers, and 10 men.
May 12. By the British squadron, at the time the city surrendered to the enemy. Was at this time commanded by Capt. A. Whipple.

" " " " Capt. S. Tucker. (Car

ried John Adams to France in 1778. Was struck by lightning and near being blown up.)
While in command of Capt. C. Alexander and aground, by the enemy, whose, blockade prevented her from ever getting to sea.

To prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. Never got to sea.

Supposed to have been destroyed in the Delaware, in 1777. See table of captures.

While under Capt. Conyngham, who had previously made several captures in her, on the enemy s coast.

" " actually fitted out in one of the enemy s ports.

Ity" The Lake Navy, see pages 3 and 4, should come here in the order of dates.

Who loaned her to the Duke of Luxembourg, and the latter hired her to South Carolina for 3 years, for the proceeds of her prizes. She
sailed first under Commo. Gillon, in 1781, and made several prizes. In the following year, under Capt. Joiner, she was captured on
our coast, after a chase of 20 hours, by H. B. M. frigates Astrea, Diomede, and Quebec. The Indien carried Swedish 36 s on her
main deck, making her, for this period, a very formidable frigate.

The last vessel retained under the old organization ; afterwards converted into an Indiaman, and finally laid up on Pellet s island, opposite
Philadelphia.

While in command of Capt. Seth Harding, by a British 74. Was dismasted on her first cruise ; and was one of the few vessels of our
Navy that carried 12 pounder guns.

Formerly called the " Deane." Was one of the last cruisers at sea in this war, under Capt. J. Manly. Was frequently chased, and made
several narrow escapes.

While in command of Capt. Raihburne; the city having previously surrendered to the forces under Sir Henry Clinton.

" " Capt. Green, in 1782, off Havana, threw overboard her armament to escape from the British squadron, the Alliance

in co. See table of captures.
While in command of Capt. Simpson. By the enemy s fleet after the city had surrendered. Her armament consisting of 6 pounders.



NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES. NO LONGER IN SERVICE



NAMES OF VESSELS.


Class.


Guns


Built or
purchased, &c.




When.


Lost or
captured, &c.


Where.


When.


a A R A TOO A


Ship


18






1777






1780


GEN L GATES


ci


18






1778


5










i-






It


Sunk . . .




1779


PALLAS


<(


30






" 1






f


ARIEL


it


20


Loaned to the U. S.
by the French Gov-




"








CERF


Cutter.


18






[


Returned to


the French after the war.


j


VENGEANCE


Bri^


12






t(






1


nir IOFPJT


a


14






1779






1779


AMERICA


Ship


74






1782


Presented to


Louis XVI


1782


GEN L WASHINGTON


it


20






1782


Sold




1784





















NOTE. From 1785 to 1797, a period in which we had no Navy. Some of the States maintained at sea several small cruisers of their own .



LAKE CHAMPLAIN.



U. S. SQUADRON.


Class.


Commanded by


m

C




Caliber.


Swivels.


c

v

S


Lost,
captured,
&c


Date,
1776.


AMERICAN.


ENTERPRISE


Sloop.


Capt. Dickenson . .


19


4 pd rs


10


so






The whole under the


ROYAL SAVAGE


Schr.




1


4 to 6


10


50


Burnt.


Oct. 11


command of Brig. Gen l
B. Arnold, officered and


REVENGE 2. .


t (




8


2 to 4


10


IS






manned, principally by


LIBERTY (o). .


n




g





g


35






Fought a drawn battle


NEW HAVEN






1


2 to 12


g


45


Burnt. ..


Oct 13


posite, off the Island of
Valcour,0ct llth which


PROVIDENCE 3. .


ii




S


ii


8


45


Burnt.. ,


Oct. 12


lasted 5 hours; during


BOSTON 2


tt




3


it


g


45


Sunk


Oct 12


disabled, run ashore on


SPITFIRE


tt




S


ii


g


45




Oct 13


Gondola was sunk, in-


PHILADELPHIA


ii




o





g


45


Sunk . .


Oct 11


60 killed and wounded.


CONNECTICUT


tt




3


t(


g


45






Gondolas were aband-


JERSEY


((




3


ii


g


45




Oct 13


ler s Island. In a run-


NEW YORK


ii


Capt Reed


3


(C


g


45




Oct 13


on the lSth, the Wash-


LEE


Galley




g


4 to 12


10


86


Burnt


Oct 13


Split Rock, after a severe


TRUMBULL 2. .


tt




R


4 to 18


16


80






remainder of the fleet, as


CONGRESS 2. .
WASHINGTON 2. .
GATES * (a)..


* tt
ii
tt


Gen IB. Arnold
Gen l Waterbury....


8
8
g


6 to 8
4 to 18

6 to 18


16
16
16


80
80
80


Burnt....
Captured .


Oct. 13
Oct. 13


run on shore in a small
creek, about lOmiles from
Crown Point, and de
stroyed by their own of
ficers, to prevent falling




















my. From here, Gen l








102




186
24


936
125






Arnold conducted his
forces through the woods
toTiconderoga, where he
arrived on the 14th, and




















joined the remainder of
his squadron, consisting
of six vessels.



NOTE The figures following the names of the vessels represent the number that has belonged to the service of this name, in the
order of date.



BROKEN UP, SOLD, CAPTURED, OR DESTROYED.



FROM THE COMMENCEMENT, IN 1775, TO 1785, AFTER WHICH THE COUNTRY WAS WITHOUT A NAV7 UNTIL 1797.



Oct. While in command of Capt. J. Young; and has never since been heard of. See, also, table of captures.

While in command of Commo. John Paul Jones, after her encounter with the British frigate Serapis, 44, which she captured, after one
of the severest actions on record, about one-half of the whole number engaged, being either killed or wounded. She was formerly an
Indiaman, by the name of " Duras."

These vessels composed the squadron of Commo. J. P. Jones. They were fitted out in France, and only partially officered, and manned, by
Americans. The Alliance frigate, was also attached to this squadron, but, owing to the insubordinate conduct of her commander, who
was a Frenchman, by the name of Landais, she was of no service.

Was captured by the Providence, 12, Capt. Hacker, and taken into theU. S. service ; and when destroyed was in command of Capt. Brown.

To replace the Magnifique, 74, lost in Boston harbor same year. Was the first 74 built for our Navy, and the command awarded to
Commo. Paul Jones by a unanimous vote of Congress. Was finally captured by the English.

Formerly the " Gen. Monk," of 20 guns, captured by the American privateer Hyder Ally, of 16 guns, Lieut. J. Barney, U. S. N. After
wards employed as a packet.



LAKE CHAMPLAIN.



ENGLISH SQUADRON.


Class.


Commanded by


m

c



Calibre.


Swivels.


q

u

S


ENGLISH.


INFLEXIBLE


Ship.


Lt. Schank


18


12 s




)




MARIA


Schr.


Lt. Starke


14


6 s






Capt. Pringle, R. N., and Gen l Sir


CARLETON


Schr




12


fi a






principally from the British fleet lay-


THUNDERER




Lt Scott . -


12


< 6 24 s






in the action of the llth they had


ROYAL CONSORT






7


I 6 12 s
9 s




J-697*


up, with from thirty to forty killed


20 GUN BOATS






a


9 to 4


)




Their subsequent loss is presumed


4 LONG BOATS






i


9 to 24


;




which was estimated at eighty killed


20 LONG BOATS


j












were on board of the Congress.












I




.



* Exclusive of Indians, of which there were several hundred, giving the enemy a superiority in numbers of men, as well as vessels,
guns, and weight of metal.

This, to many, will appear more apparent when it is recollected that some of our vessels were armed with three and four different
kinds of cannon.

The Washington, for instance, was armed with one 18, one 12, two 9, and four 4 pounders, which alone must have produced confu
sion during a warmly contested action.

See official dac., in 2d vol., 5th series of the American Archives, for correspondence relating to, &c.



6



NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES. NO LONGER IN SERVICE



NAMES OF VESSELS.


Class.


Guns.


Men.


Tons.


Built or pur
chased, &c.


When


Cost.


Sold for,
&c.


Where.


When




Ship.

it

u

u

it
it

(i
it
11

Brig.

Schr.
Brig.

Schr

ft
It

tt

Sloop
Ship.


44
44

36
24

24

24
24
24
24
20

20
20
18

18
18
18
14
14
14
14
14
14
12
12
10
36

36 .


400

II

340


1576

*

1265


Philadelphia..


1797

(1

(1
tt


$299,336
302,719
314,212


1 Rebuilt
service.


r
and still in I




J PON^TITTTTION


1853


1rTi\r<aTi?i r ATION


Baltimore . . . .




1798
1801
1803

1801

11

ft
tf
ft
(1

1798
1800
1801

tf

t 1

t t
((
II

June
1,1813

1803




220

f|

11

180

11

160
140

It


504
624

593
530
492
400
422
347
321
385
279

200
200
195
107
187

(1

1 i
f l

98
1244
when

1240


Phila. P


1798

tt
tt
tt

tt
tf

"
tt

II

(1
II

tt


mt

80,665
69,025

59,560
46,170
57,260
58,496
56,277
55.732
59,563
34,702
47,780

27,897
18,720
20,000


$21,000
52,000

34,366
21,154
19,300
26,500
20,200


Philadelphia..
Baltimore ."7..


GEORGE WASHINGTON. . . .
PORTSMOUTH


Providence. P.

Portsmouth.. .
Newbur pt. P.
Middletown . .


MERRIMACK


CONNECTICUT 2. .
TRUMBULL 3..


New York.. .

Baltimore ....
Philadelphia. .
Baltimore




Baltimore. P.

ft 11

Philad. "


MONTE7UMA ...


DELAWARE 2..


23,800
19,747
17,848

6,250


WARREN . ..2..


HERALD


Boston. "

Norfolk,
u tt

Charleston . . .
Captured


ft
New York...

NnrfrJIr




NORFOLK




76
90
70

(1
It

50

34
340
381

307




RETALIATION


Recaptur d
Lost. ...


West Indies. .


f PICKERING


32,136

32,200
20,000

$26 - pr toll


EAGLE


Philadelphia. .
Portsmouth...
New York...

Norfolk


10,586
8,200


Baltimore . . . .

1 || f

* si,

111

} . I

ofT Boston. .. .
off Tripoli....


SCAMMEL


3 GOV JAY


VIRGINIA 2..


viw


DILIGENCE


Philadelphia "


et
SOUTH CAROLINA


Charleston... " $28, pr. ton




( GENERAL GREEN




CHESAPEAKE


Norfolk


1799
British

1799


220,678
; account.

179,349


Captured
Wrecked


PHILADELPHIA .


captured, by the
Philadelphia. .





* The only vessels (on this page) retained at the conclusion of the French war ; the others, including the Maryland, Patapsco, Augusta,
and Experiment, that follow, were all sold out of service for the sum of $309,330, having been previously divested of their armament and
stores.



BROKEN UP, SOLD, CAPTURED, OR DESTROYED.



SECOND ORGANIZATION, FROM 1797 TO 1800, INCLUSIVE.



Was the 1st vessel launched under the new organization, July 10, 1797. Particulars of service, &c., will be found in the tables that follow.

" 3d Oct. 21, 1797.

" 3d " Sept. 7, 1797. " "

Presented to the Dey of Algiers.

Was the first to get to sea, May, 1798, under Capi. Rich d Dale ; 2d cruise under Commo. T. Tingey ; 3d do. Capt. J. Mullowny. Was
originally an Indiaman.

Was the first American man-of-war to display the U. S. flag in the Mediterranean under P. Fletcher ; was one of Commo. Tingey s squad
ron on the Guadaloupe station in 1799; under Capt. Wm. Bainbridge carried tribute to Algiers in 1800; from thence took presents to
the Sultan in Constantinople, and upon her return to Algiers relieved many foreigners in captivity.

Cruised in the West Indies, under Capt. H. McNiell, in 1798-9 ; and was sent to France for our minister in 1800.

Capt. M. Brown, composing one of Commo. J. Barry s and S. Decatur s squadron in 1798-9 and 1800.
Capt. M. Tryon, composing one of Commo. J. Truxtun and " " " "

Capt. D. Jewett, composing one of Commo. S. Talbot s in 1800.



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