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USS New York (II)

  • The second New York, a 36-gun frigate was built by public subscription by citizens of New York for the United States Government
  • Laid down in August 1798 by Peck and Carpenter, New York City
  • Launched, 24 April 1800
  • Commissioned USS New York in October 1800, CAPT. Richard V. Morris in command
  • New York entered the US Navy when the "quasi-war" with France was being fought in the Atlantic and Caribbean
  • Departed New York City, 22 October 1800, for service in the Caribbean to protect US merchant ships from French warships preying on American commerce
  • New York returned to New York City, in late 1801 after ratification of the Pinckney Treaty with France, 3 February 1801
  • Placed in ordinary at Washington Navy Yard in mid-May 1801 as part of the reserve naval force provided for in the Peace Establishment Act of 1801
  • Recommissioned, 14 August 1802, CAPT. James Barron in command
  • Sailed for the Mediterranean, 14 November 1862, to reinforce the naval squadron on station to protect the nation's interests from Barbary Coast pirates
  • Assigned as squadron flagship for COMO. Richard Morris (her first captain), 6 April 1803 at Gibraltar
  • New York with the rest of the squadron sailed for Tripoli, 11 April 1862, to confront the Bashaw
  • Explosion on board New York caused squadron to put in at Malta for repairs to the flagship, 1 to 19 May
  • The squadron arrived off Tripoli, 22 May 1862, attempting to negotiation with the Bashaw
  • Engagements of 22 and 27 May with the American ships' drove off attacking Tripolian gunboats
  • Agreeing to a tentative treaty USS New York withdrew from the harbor according to terms agreed to
  • Once the Americans left the Bashaw resumed pirate activity
  • USS New York returned to Washington Navy Yard, 9 December 1803 and was placed in ordinary
  • New York remained in reserve for eleven years until burned by the British in the capture of Washington, D.C. 24 August 1814
    Displacement 1,130 t.
    Length 145' 5"
    Beam 38' 1"
    Draft 11' 9"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 340
    twenty-six 18-pdrs
    ten 9-pdrs
    Propulsion sail

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    New York 26k Oil on canvas by Patrick O'Brien of USS New York underway off Sandy Hook, N. Y., date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    New York 217k USS New York under way during the Barbary Wars driving off Tripolian gunboats.& First Day Cover honoring New York State, Statehood. Tommy Trampp

    USS New York (II)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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