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USC Spitfire (1776)

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Spitfire, 3 Gun Gondola

 

Details

NationalityUnited States of America
Launched1776W012
ShipyardSkenesborough NYW012
RateGondola
In Service1776W012
Out Service1776-Oct-12W012
FateBurntW012

 

Dimensions

LengthKeelBeamDepthDraughtBurthenDisplacementSource
53' 4"15' 6"3' 10"W012

 

Armament

DateCrewGunsDeckB/S WeightSource
1776-Oct-114531 x 12, 2 x 9, 8 x SwivelW012

 

Commanders

Date FromDate toNameSource
17761776-Oct-12UlmerW012

 

Officers

Date FromDate ToRank/PositionNameSource

 

Service record

1776-Aug-24Left Crown point as part of a flotillaW012
1776-Sep-23Moved to the anchorage at Valcour IslandB037
1776-Oct-11Engaged at the Battle of Valcour Island where she was badly damagedW012
1776-Oct-12Sunk near Schuyler's Island to prevent captureW012
1997Wreck located in Lake Champlain

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource
1776-Oct-11Battle of Valcour Island

 

Notes

 

Links

Page on the wreck of the Spitfire

 

Sources

W012Dictionary of American Fighting Vessels
B037A Naval History of the American RevolutionGardner W. Allen

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