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USC General Gates

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 2 months ago

General Gates, 18 Gun Brigantine

 

Details

NationalityUnited States of America
FormerlyMerchant Brig Industrious Bee
Authorised
Laid Down
Named1777-Dec-19
Launched1764
Captured1777-Aug-29
Purchased1777-Dec-19
ShipyardBristol
Designer
Constructor
Outfitter
Supplier
Decks1
RateBrigantine
In Service1777-Dec-19
Out Service1779-Jun-02
FateSold

 

Dimensions

Gun DeckKeelBeamDepthDraughtBurthenDisplacementSource

 

Armament

DateCrewGunsDeckB/S WeightSource
177818

 

Commanders

Date FromDate toNameSource
1777-Dec1778-Aug-03John SkimmerW012
1778-Aug-03Lieutenant William DennisW012
1779Daniel WatersB037

 

Officers

Date FromDate ToRank/PositionNameSource
1777-DecLieutenantWilliam DennisW012

 

Service record

1777-Aug-29Captured by the continental schooner Lee
1778-May-24Left Marblehead in company with the privateer brigantine Hawk
1778Took the ship Jenny and the brigantines Thomasand Nancy
1778-AugThe two vessels parted company
1778-Aug-31Arrived in Boston with the prize Monatgue
1778-Nov-14Left Boston in company with sloop Providence
1778-Dec-04Captured the schooner Friendship
1778-Dec-06Parted company with Providence and sailed for the West Indies
1779-FebCaptured the schooner General Leslie of Burmuda
1779-FebJoined with the Massachusetts state navies brig Hazard
1779-Mar-12The two vessels left Martinique
1779-Mar-16The Hazard captured the privateer brig Active (18) carrying ninety-five men
1779-Mar-17Action against the Brig Union (14)
1779-Apr-13Returned to Boston
1779-Jun-02Ordered to be sold due to her unseaworthy condition
1779-AugSold

 

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource
1778-Aug-03Five hour action with the brigantine Montague which was takenB037

 

Notes

 

Sources

W012Dictionary of American Fighting Vessels
W013DANFS Online
B037A Naval History of the American Revolution (2 volumes)

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