Ships
of the
U.S. Navy 

The Revolutionary War
1777-1783

INDEX - 1777 - 1778 - 1779 - 1780 - 1781 - 1782 - 1783 - TOP

1777

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

Indien

40

Building at Amsterdam, Holland

America

74

Building at Portsmouth

General Gates

18

Building at Philadelphia

Saratoga

18

Building at Philadelphia

Alliance

32

Building at Merrimac River

Confederacy

32

Building at Norwich, Conn.

Deane

32

Building at Nantes, France

Queen of France

28

Building at L’Orient, France

 

Additions & Captures:

Ranger

18

Built

Revenge

10

Purchased at Dunquerque, France

Dolphin

8

Purchased in France

Fox

28

Captured by squadron; later retaken

 

Losses:

Hancock

32

Taken in action

Cabot

12

Captured after chase

Lexington

10

Taken in action

Delaware

24

Taken by shore batteries

Montgomery

24

Burnt to avoid capture

Congress

28

Burnt to avoid capture

Effingham

28

Sunk to avoid capture

Washington

32

Sunk to avoid capture

Andrew Doria

14

Burnt to avoid capture

Racehorse

12

Burnt to avoid capture

Sacem

10

Burnt to avoid capture

Wasp

8

Burnt to avoid capture

Surprise

8

Laid up in France

Dolphin

8

Laid up in France

Reprisal

16

Foundered at sea

INDEX - 1777 - 1778 - 1779 - 1780 - 1781 - 1782 - 1783 - TOP

1778

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

Indien

40

Building at Amsterdam, Holland

America

74

Building at Portsmouth

Saratoga

18

Building at Philadelphia

Confederacy

32

Building at Norwich, Conn.

 

Additions & Captures:

General Gates

18

Built

Alliance

32

Built

Deane

32

Built

Queen of France

28

Built

Drake

20

Captured in action

 

Losses:

Randolph

32

Blown up in action

Virginia

32

Run aground; captured

Alfred

24

Taken ina ction

Raleigh

32

Taken after chase

Columbus

20

Wrecked, Narragansett Bay

Independence

10

Wrecked, Oracoke Inlet, N.C.

INDEX - 1777 - 1778 - 1779 - 1780 - 1781 - 1782 - 1783 - TOP

1779

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

America

74

Building at Portsmouth

Saratoga

18

Building at Philadelphia

 

Additions & Captures:

Confederacy

32

Built

Serapis

40

Taken in action; not taken into service

Countess of Scarborough

22

Taken in action; not taken into service

Jason

20

Taken in action; not taken into service

Diligent

12

Taken in action

Resistance

8

Purchased

Bonhomme Richard

40

Purchased

 

Losses:

Warren

32

Burnt to avoid capture

Providence

12

Burnt to avoid capture

Diligent

12

Burnt to avoid capture

Resistance

8

Taken by fleet

Bonhomme Richard

40

Sank after action

General Gates

18

Sold out of service

Revenge

10

Sold out of service

INDEX - 1777 - 1778 - 1779 - 1780 - 1781 - 1782 - 1783 - TOP

1780

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

America

74

Building at Portsmouth

Bourbon

32

Building at Middletown, Conn., abandoned while incomplete

 

Additions & Captures:

Saratoga

18

Built

 

Losses:

Providence

28

Taken at Charleston

Boston

24

Taken at Charleston

Queen of France

28

Taken at Charleston

Ranger

18

Taken at Charleston

INDEX - 1777 - 1778 - 1779 - 1780 - 1781 - 1782 - 1783 - TOP

1781

Work in Progress on:

Ship

Guns

Notes

America

74

Building at Portsmouth

 

Additions & Captures:

Atalanta

16

Taken in action; later retaken

Trepassey

14

Taken in action; cartel for prisoners

 

Losses:

Saratoga

18

Foundered at sea

Trumbull

32

Taken in action

Confederacy

32

Taken in action

INDEX - 1777 - 1778 - 1779 - 1780 - 1781 - 1782 - 1783 - TOP

1782

Losses:

Ship

Guns

Notes

America

74

Given to France

INDEX - 1777 - 1778 - 1779 - 1780 - 1781 - 1782 - 1783 - TOP

1783-1798
There was no Navy between 1783 and 1798.

 


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