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USC Andrew Doria (1775)

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Andrew Doria, 16 Gun Brigantine

 

Details

NationalityUnited States of America
Authorised1775-Oct-13
Laid Down
Named
Launched
Purchased1775-Nov
Shipyard
Designer
Constructor
Supplier
Decks1
TypeBrigantine
In Service1775
Out Service1777-Nov-21
FateScuttled and Burnt

 

Dimensions

Gun DeckKeelBeamDepthDraughtBurthenDisplacementSource

 

Armament

DateCrewGunsGundeckB/S WeightSource
17751121616 x 648

 

Commanders

Date FromDate toNameSource
17751776-OctNicholas Biddle
1776-Oct1777-Nov-21Isaiah Robinson

 

Officers

Date FromDate ToRank/PositionNameSource
LieutenantJames Josiah

 

Service record

1776-Jan-04Left Philadelphia as part of a flotilla commanded by Commodore Esek Hopkins containing Alfred (30), Columbus (28) and Cabot (14)
1776-Feb-17The flotilla left the Delaware heading for the Bahamas
1776-Apr-08The flotilla arrived at New London
1776-Apr-09Left New london on a solo voyage
1776-Apr-12Recaptured the John and Joseph prize of the British frigate Scarborough
1776-Apr-14Returned to New London escorting her recapture
1776-May-14Left New London escoting two merchantmen
1776-May-15Arrived at Providence and rejoined the flotilla
1776-May-19Left for a cruise in company with the Cabot (14)
1776-May-19Chased by Cerberus the two ships seperated
1776-May-21Took the sloop Two Friends bound for Liverpool
1776-May-29Chased and took two British unarmed transports, Oxford and Crawford out of Glasgow
1776-Jun-11Saw a group of five ships and seperated from her two prizes
1776-Jun-14Arrived at Newport
1776-Jun-24Left Newport escorting Fly
1776-Jun-26Arrived at New London
1776-Jun-30Left New London
1776-Jul-11Took merchantman Nathaniel and Elizabeth bound for London
1776-Jul-21Arrived at Newport
1776-Aug-10Left Newport in company with Columbus
1776-AugTook the Loyalist Molly
1776-AugTook the Loyalist brig Maria
1776-AugTook the Loyalist brig Lawrence
1776-AugTook the Loyalist brig Elizabeth
1776-AugTook the Loyalist brig Peggy
1776-Sep-17Entered the Delaware Capes and anchored at Chester
1776-Oct-17Left on a voyage to the West Indies
1776-Nov-16Arrived at St. Eustatius and received the first ever salute to an American warship in a foreign port
1776-DecTook the sloop Racehorse (12)
1776-Dec-12Took the snow Thomas
1777Defence of the Delaware
1777-Nov-21Scuttled and burnt

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource
1776-Apr-06The flotilla was in action against Glasgow which eventually withdrew
1776-DecTwo hour action agains the British sloop Racehorse (12)

 

Notes

Merchant name was possibly Defiance.

 

Sources

W012Dictionary of American Fighting Vessels
W013DANFS Online

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