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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Purchased in November 1775 at Philadelphia, PA.
Outfitted by Wharton and Humpreys
CAPT. John B. Hopkins, Continental Navy, in command
Participated in COMO. Esek Hopkins expedition against the Bahamas, 3 March 1776, at New Providence
Engaged HMS Glasgow, 6 April 1776, with the rest of the expedition
Sailing off the New England coast in March and in September to October seizing 7 prizes in all
In March 1777 Cabot stood out of Boston and encountered 32 gun HMS Milford that same month
Out gunned Cabot was forced ashore at Nova Scotia, and refloated by the British
Cabot was the first Continental naval ship captured by the British
Displacement 189 t.
Length 74' 10"
Beam 24' 8"
Depth 11' 4"
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||Continental Navy Brig Cabot at anchor. Painting by William Nowland Van Powell, from the US Navy Art Collection.
||Portrait of Cabot commanding officer, CAPT. John Burroughs Hopkins, Continental Navy, by an unknown artist, from the Gaspee Virtual Archives.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 21 September 2012
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