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USC Ranger (1777)

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Ranger, 18 Gun Sloop

 

Details

NationalityUnited States of America
Authorised
Laid Down
Named
Launched1777-May-10
Purchased
ShipyardPortsmouth, New Hampshire
Designer
ConstructorJames K Hackett
Outfitter
Supplier
Decks1
RateSloop of War
In Service1777
Out Service1780-May-11
FateCaptured
SubsequentlyHalifaxB037

 

Dimensions

Gun DeckKeelBeamDepthDraughtBurthenDisplacementSource
116' 0"28' 0"13' 6"308W012

 

Armament

DateCrewGunsDeckB/S WeightSource
17771401818 x 654W012

 

Commanders

Date FromDate toNameSource
1777-Jun-141778-JulJohn Paul Jones
1778-Jul-271780-May-11Thomas Simpson

 

Officers

Date FromDate ToRank/PositionNameSource
First LieutenantThomas SimpsonB055
Second LieutenantElijah HallB055
17751778-Apr-24Third LieutenantSamuel WallingfordB055
Acting MasterNathan SargentB055
SurgeonEzra GreenB055
BoatswainJohn Calvin RobinsonB055
GunnerJames M FallsB055
MidshipmanJ Pierce PowersB055
MidshipmanArthur GreenB055
MidshipmanJames MeserveB055
MidshipmanNathaniel FanningB055
MidshipmanCharles HillB055

 

Service record

1777Originally called Hampshire
1777-Nov-01Left for France carrying dispatches
1777Took two British prizes on the voyage to France
1777-Dec-02Arrived at Nantes
1778-Feb-18Received the first official salute of the American Flag from the French fleet in Quiberon Bay
1778-Apr-10Left Brest
1778-Apr-14Took a prize near the Scilly Isles
1778-Apr-17Took a prize which was sent to France
1778-Apr-23Raided the town of Whitehaven spiking some guns in the fort and burning ships
1778-Apr-24Action with and took prize Drake (20), Lieutenant Samuel Wallingford and two crew were killed
1778-Aug-21Left Brest
1778-Oct-15Arrived at Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1779-Feb-24Left Portsmouht and joined the Queen of France and the Warren in the North Atlantic
1779-AprSeven prizes were taken and brought into port
1779-Jun-18Left port in company with the Queen of France and the Providence. Eight prizes were sent into Boston
1779-Nov-23Left port
1779-Dec-23Arrived in Charleston
1780-Jan-24In company with Providence took three prizes near Tybee, Georgia
1780-May-11Captured in the Cooper River when Charleston fell to the British

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource
1778-Apr-24Action with Drake (20)

 

Notes

 

Sources

W012Dictionary of American Fighting Vessels
W013DANFS Online
B037A Naval History of the American Revolution (2 volumes)
B055Paul Jones Founder of the American NavyAugustus C Buell

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