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USC Ganges

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years ago

Ganges, 26 Gun Ship

 

Details

NationalityUnited States of America
Authorised
Laid Down
Named
Launched1794
Purchased1798-May-03
ShipyardPhiladelphia
Designer
Constructor
Outfitter
Supplier
Decks1
RateShip
In Service1798-May-03
Out Service1801-Jun-10
FateSold

 

Dimensions

Gun DeckKeelBeamDepthDraughtBurthenDisplacementSource
116' 4"31' 4"15' 8"504W012

 

Armament

DateCrewGunsDeckB/S WeightSource
17982202626 x 9117W012

 

Commanders

Date FromDate toNameSource
1798-May-031798-SepRichard DaleW012
1798-Sep1799-Nov-16Thomas TingeyW012
1799-Sep-161801-Jun-10John MullownyW012

 

Officers

Date FromDate ToRank/PositionNameSource

 

Service record

1794 - 1798West Indies trade routes
1798-May-03Purchased for the Navy
1798-May-24Sailed from Philadelphia for a cruise between the Virginia Capes and Long Island
1798-Jul-30Ordered to return to Philadelphia for refitting but put into New York instead
1798-Dec-07Ordered to Cuba, cruised in company with Pinckney and South Carolina
1799-MarReturned to the United States
1799-Jun-16Captured the French privateer Vainguere off St. Bartholemews
1799-JulCaptured the Eliza
1799-Aug-05Captured the French letter of marque La Rabeteuse
1799-Aug-16Recaptured the schooner John
1799-Aug-20Captured a small French letter of marque
1799-Oct-02Recaptured the schooner Laurel
1799-NovReturned to Philadelphia
1799-DecSailed for the West Indies as convoy to merchantmen
1800-MayReturned to the United States
1800-May-25Order to Havana
1800-Jul-19Captured the schooner Prudent
1800-Jul-20Recaptured the brig Dispatch
1800-Jul-21Captured the schooner Phoebe
1800-Jul-28Captured the French privateer La Fortune after blockading her in Matanzas
1800-SepReturned to the United States with Yellow Fever on board
1801-Jan-31Sailed for Havana
1801-Mar-02Inspected in Basseterre Roads and found to be Unfit for Sea
1801-MaySailed for Philadelphia
1801-JunArrived in Philadelphia
1801-Jun-10Decommissioned
1801-Dec-08Sold for $21,000

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource

 

Notes

The Ganges was an Indiaman and had been commanded by Richard Dale in merchant service.

 

Sources

W012Dictionary of American Fighting Vessels
B043Our Naval War with FranceGardner W. Allen

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