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USF Boston (1799)

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Boston, 28 Gun Frigate



Nationality United States of America
Authorised 1798-Jun-30  
Launched 1799-May-20  
Shipyard Boston  
Constructor Edmund Hartt  
Rate Frigate  
In Service 1799-May  
Out Service 1814-Aug-24  
Fate Burnt  




Gun Deck Keel Beam Depth Draught Burthen Displacement Source
134' 0"   34' 6" 11' 6"     400 tons  



Date Crew Guns Gundeck Spardeck B/S Weight Source
1800-Oct-12 230 32 24 x 12 8 x 9 176  



Date From Date to Name Source
1799-May 1802-Oct George Little  
1802-Oct   Daniel Mcneill Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias



Date From Date To Rank/Position Name Source



Service record

1799-Jul-24 Left for a cruise in the West Indies
1799-Dec-02 In company with General Greene took the Danish Brig Flying Fish
1800 Took the French Deux Anges (20), described as "a French built, strong, fast sailing corvette letter of marque of about 400 tons"
1800-Mar-04 Off Cape Tiburon boarded the French sloop La Fortune, bound to St. Jago, and dismissed her
1800-Mar-11 Engagement with nine barges from Gonaives, disabling five
1800-Mar-23 BOarded and took the French sloop Happy
1800-Jun-25 Left for Boston calling at Havana on the way
1800-Jul-22 Arrived in Boston
1800-Sep Sailed to join the Guadaloupe station
1800-Oct-12 Engaged and captured the French frigate Le Berceau
1800-Nov Arrived in Bostin with her prize
1801 Joined the Mediterranean squadron
1802-May-16 Action against seven Tripolitanian gunboats, one was forced aground
1802-Oct Returned to Boston then moved to Washington where she was laid up
1814-Aug-24 Burnt to prevent her capture by the British


Actions & Battles

Date   Source
1800-Oct-12 Engagement with the French frigate Le Berceau B043



In the action with Le Berceau the Boston's casualties were four killed, three mortally wounded and eight wounded, Le Berceau carried twenty-two long nine pounders and two long twelves with 230 men|


W012 Dictionary of American Fighting Vessels
W013 DANFS Online
B043 Our Naval War with France


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