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USF Essex (1799)

Page history last edited by Mark Gutis 10 years, 7 months ago

 

Essex, 32 Guns


Details
Nationality American
Launched 1799/09/30 W012
Shipyard Salem W012
Designer William Hackett W012
Constructor Enos Briggs B064
Rate Frigate
Type Frigate
Out Service 1814/03/28 W012
Fate Captured W012
Becomes Essex

Dimensions
B064   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 138' 7" Imperial Feet 42.24
Length of Keel 117' 27/8" Imperial Feet 35.73
Breadth 37' 31/2" Imperial Feet 11.37
Depth in Hold 11' 9" Imperial Feet 3.58
Burthen 86722/94 Tons BM  
W012   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 140' 0" Imperial Feet 42.67
Breadth 31' 0" Imperial Feet 9.45
Depth in Hold 12' 3" Imperial Feet 3.73
Burthen 850 Tons BM  

Armament
1800 W012 Broadside Weight = 348
Upper Gun Deck 26 American 12-Pounder
Spardeck 16 American 24-Pound Carronade
1810 W012 Broadside Weight = 676
Upper Gun Deck 24 American 32-Pound Columbiad
Upper Gun Deck 2 American 12-Pounder
Spardeck 16 American 32-Pound Columbiad
Spardeck 4 American 12-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1800 300   W012

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1799/07 1800 Captain Edward Preble B171
1801 1801 Captain Edward Preble B171
1801/05/02 1802 Captain William Bainbridge W012
1803/12/01 1807 Captain James Barron DB009
1810/10/29 1811/09 Captain John Smith  
1811 1814/03/28 Captain David Porter W012
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1799/11/08 Unknown First Lieutenant Richard C Beale DB009
1799/11/28 1801 Second Lieutenant David Phipps DB009
1799/12/02 Unknown Lieutenant George Gardiner Lee DB009
1800/01 1800/04/01 Acting Lieutenant George Washington Tew  
1800/04/01 1801/04 Lieutenant George Washington Tew DB009
1811 1812 Lieutenant Lewis Warrington W053
1812 1813/01/04 Acting Lieutenant William Bolton Finch W055
1812 1813/07/24 Acting Lieutenant Stephen D McKnight W055
1812 1814/03/28 Lieutenant James P Wilmer W055
1812 1814/03/28 First Lieutenant John Downes W055
1812/05/19 1814/03/28 Lieutenant James Wilson W055
1813/01/04 1814/03/28 Lieutenant William Bolton Finch W055
1813/07/24 1814/03/28 Lieutenant Stephen D McKnight W055
1814/03/28 1814/03/28 Lieutenant John G Powell  
Warrant Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1799/03/02 1801/06/10 Surgeon Hector Orr DB009
1799/11/13 1801/09/10 Purser William Mumford DB009
1799/12/02 Unknown Boatswain Joseph Martin DB009
1799/12/02 1803/01/22 Gunner Samuel Masury DB009
1799/12/06 Unknown Master Rufus Low DB009
1801/04/28 1803/06/04 Master Richard Butler DB009
1802 Unknown Loblolly Boy Alexander Wood W056
1811/05/10 1814/03/28 Chaplain David P Adams W055
1812 1814/03/28 Purser John R Shaw W055
1812 1814/03/28 Master John G Cowell W055
1812 1814/03/28 Boatswain Edward Linscott W055
1812 1814/03/28 Gunner Lawrence Miller W055
1812 1814/03/28 Carpenter John S Waters W055
1812 1814/03/28 Sailmaker David Navarro W055
1812/05/22 1814/03/28 Surgeon Robert Miller W055
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1799/09/23 1801/06/22 Midshipman Thomas Randall DB009
1799/12 Unknown Boatswain's Mate John Howard DB009
1799/12 Unknown Sailmaker George Perkins DB009
1799/12 Unknown Master's Mate William B Reed DB009
1799/12 Unknown Master's Mate Francis Benson DB009
1799/12 Unknown Captain's Clerk Samuel Curren Ward DB009
1799/12 Unknown Cooper John Douglass DB009
1799/12 Unknown Coxswain Eli Dill DB009
1799/12 Unknown Boatswain's Mate William Fisher DB009
1799/12 Unknown Gunner's Mate William Patterson DB009
1799/12 Unknown Gunner's Yeoman John Smith DB009
1799/12 Unknown Carpenter's Mate Stephen Stimson DB009
1799/12 Unknown Carpenter's Mate Samuel Hazleton DB009
1799/12 Unknown Surgeon's Mate John Hancock Perkins DB009
1799/12 Unknown Cook Andrew Knowland DB009
1799/12 Unknown Master-at-Arms James Wallace DB009
1799/12 Unknown Armourer Joseph Newell DB009
1799/12 1800/01 Sailmaker Samuel York Nowel DB009
1799/12 1800/07/04 Steward Simeon F Stewart DB009
1799/12/02 Unknown Midshipman William Scallon DB009
1799/12/02 Unknown Midshipman John Shattuck DB009
1799/12/02 Unknown Midshipman John Rowe DB009
1799/12/02 1800/01 Midshipman Fitch Tarbell DB009
1799/12/02 1801/02/09 Midshipman Samuel Stubbs DB009
1799/12/02 1801/02/25 Midshipman Royal Gurley DB009
1799/12/02 1801/08/06 Midshipman Samuel Conant DB009
1799/12/11 1801/04/30 Midshipman Samuel Allen DB009
1799/12/11 1801/05/20 Midshipman James Henry Adams DB009
1800 Unknown Midshipman John Brown DB009
1800/03/25 Unknown Master's Mate Richard Butler DB009
1800/03/25 Unknown Master's Mate Richard Butter DB009
1801 1802 Midshipman Thomas Swarthout  
1801/01 1800/05/30 Midshipman William H Williams DB009
1801/01 1801/05/26 Midshipman J B Hitchborn DB009
1801/04/28 Unknown Midshipman Benjamin B Smith DB009
1801/04/28 Unknown Midshipman Simon Smith DB009
1801/04/28 Unknown Midshipman George Merrill DB009
1801/04/28 1803/03/03 Midshipman Abner Woodruff DB009
1811/08/09 1814/03/28 Midshipman David G Farragut DB009
1811/08/09 1814/03/28 Midshipman David Tittermary DB009
1812 1814/03/28 Mate William P Piercy W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman John Cowan W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman William Odenheimer W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman William W Feltus W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman Henry Gray W055
1812 1814/03/28 Surgeon's Mate Richard K Hoffman W055
1812 1814/03/28 Surgeon's Mate Alexander M Montgomery W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman William H Haddiway W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman Richard Dashiell W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman Charles T Clark W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman George W Isaac W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman Henry W Ogden W055
1812 1814/03/28 Midshipman Thomas Anderson Conover W055
1812 1814/03/28 Captain's Clerk W W Bostwick W055
1812 1814/03/28 Master's Mate James Terry W055
1812 1814/03/28 Boatswain's Mate Thomas Belcher W055
1812 1814/03/28 Boatswain's Mate Joseph Hawley W055
1812 1814/03/28 Boatswain's Mate William Kingsbury W055
1812 1814/03/28 Gunner's Mate George Martin W055
1812 1814/03/28 Gunner's Mate James Spafford W055
1812 1814/03/28 Carpenter's Mate John Langley W055
1812 1814/03/28 Armourer Field Bennet W055
1812 1814/03/28 Master-at-Arms George Kensinger W055
1812 1814/03/28 Cooper John Adams W055
1812 1814/03/28 Coxswain John Francis W055
1812 1814/03/28 Steward Thomas Coleman W055
1812 1814/03/28 Cook John Haden W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quartermaster James Rynard W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quartermaster Francis Bland W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quartermaster William Gardner W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quartermaster John Mallett W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quartermaster Robert Dunn W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quartermaster John Thompson W055
Crew
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1799/12 Unknown Quarter Gunner James Orr DB009
1799/12 Unknown Quarter Gunner James Converse DB009
1799/12 Unknown Quarter Gunner John Lessell DB009
1799/12 Unknown Quarter Gunner John Robinson DB009
1799/12 Unknown Quarter Gunner William Trafford DB009
1799/12 Unknown Quarter Gunner John West DB009
1799/12 Unknown Quarter Gunner Jacob Benson DB009
1799/12 Unknown Quarter Gunner Hans Olsen DB009
1799/12/17 1799/12/31 Able Seaman John Williamson DB009
1812 1814/03/28 Boatswain's Yeoman Thomas Bailey W055
1812 1814/03/28 Gunner's Yeoman Thomas Edwards W055
1812 1814/03/28 Carpenter's Yeoman Benjamin Wadden W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quarter Gunner Isaac Valance W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quarter Gunner Benjamin Geers W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quarter Gunner Adam Roach W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quarter Gunner James Steady W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quarter Gunner Leonard Green W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quarter Gunner James Marshall W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quarter Gunner Edward Sellman W055
1812 1814/03/28 Quarter Gunner Henry Stone W055
Marines
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1799/12 1800/01 Marine First Lieutenant S W Geddis DB009
1800/01 1800/01 Sergeant Elisha Chapin DB009
1800/01 1800/01 Sergeant Winthrop Brabury DB009
1800/01 1800/01 Corporal Joel Russell DB009
1800/01 1800/01 Corporal John Alverson DB009
1800/01 1800/01 Corporal Stephen Dickenson DB009
1812 1814/03/28 Marine Lieutenant John M Gamble W055
1812 1814/03/28 Sergeant Abraham van Deezer W055
1812 1814/03/28 Sergeant Pierce G Small W055
1812 1814/03/28 Corporal Absalom Krewson W055
1812 1814/03/28 Corporal Andrew Mahon W055

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1800/01/06 Left New York in company with Congress  
1800/03/28 Doubled the Cape of Good Hope, the first US vessel to do so DB009
1800/08/27 Passed the Cape of Good Hope DB009
1800/09/10 Arrived at St Helena DB009
1800/11/29 Arrived at New York DB009
1801/07/01 Arrived at Gibraltar  
1802/06/17 Sailed from the Mediterranean for home DB009
1802/07/22 Arrived in New York DB009
1802/08 Arrived at the Washington Navy Yard for repairs DB009
1803/04/01 Placed in ordinary DB009
1804/08 Returned to the Mediterranean  
1805/04/27 Present in the attack on the town of Derne, losing 14 killed DB009
1806/07 Returned to Washington and placed in Ordinary  
1807/05/01 Placed in ordinary DB009
1809/02 Recommissioned  
1811/12/03 At Newport DB009
1812/07/03 Sailed from New York DB009
1812/07/11 Took British Transport #299 with 197 soldiers on board from a convoy of seven escorted by Minerva (32)  
1812/07/13 Took the Lamprey brig from a merchant fleet convoyed by the Nimrod DB009
1812/07/26 Took the Leander brig with a crew of 5 DB009
1812/08/02 Took the brig Hero with a crew of 8 and the ship Nancy with a crew of 11 DB009
1812/08/03 Took the brig Brothers with a crew of 10 and used it as a cartel for prisoners DB009
1812/08/08 Took the brig King George with a crew of 10 loaded with coal and salt DB009
1812/08/09 Took the brig Mary with a crew of 9 DB009
1812/08/13 Took the sloop Alert (16) mounting 20 x 18C  
1812/09 Returned to New York  
1812/10/27 Left for a cruise to the south  
1812/12/12 Took the British Packet Norton (10) with 31 men on board DB009
1812/12/29 Took the schooner Elizabeth DB009
1812/12/29 Took the Peruvian schooner Nereyda (15) DB009
1813/03/14 Arrived at Valparaiso, Chile  
1813/03/20 Captured the Peruvian Corsair Nereyda (16)  
1813/04/29 Took the British Whaling ships Barclay, Montezuma, Georgiana and Policy DB009
1813/05/28 Took the British Whaling ship Atlantic and converted her to a cruiser as Essex Junior (20) DB009
1813/05/28 Took the British Whaling ships Greenwich, Catherine, Rose and Hector off the Gallapagos islands. Actually taken by the Whaler Georgina acting as an armed cruiser. DB009
1813/05/28 Took the British Whaling ship Charlton (10) DB009
1813/07/13 Took the British Whaling ships Charlton (10), Seringapatam and New Zealander DB009
1813/09/13 Took the British Whaling ship Sir Andrew Hammond DB009
1814/01 Blockaded in Valparaiso Harbour by RN Frigates Phoebe and Cherub  
1814/03/28 Taken in Valparaiso Harbour by Phoebe and Cherub  

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
No Actions Listed

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
W012 Dictionary of American Fighting Vessels Unknown
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield
B171 A genealogical Sketch of the First Three Generations of Prebles in America George Henry Preble
DB009 Essex Institute Historical Collections Vol X  
  Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps, from 1775 to 1900 Edward W Callahan
W053 Virtual American Biographies Various
W055 Journal of a Cruise Made to the Pacific Ocean David Porter

Last Updated :2009/06/24 at 12:52:07 by Cy

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