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USS Mosquito (I)

  • A sloop purchased at Philadelphia late in 1775 for the new Continental Navy
  • Mosquito patrolled the Delaware River
  • Final Disposition, destroyed during the British conquest of Philadelphia led by the Howe brothers in October 1777
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
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    Depth unknown
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    Complement unknown
    four guns
    Propulsion sail

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    Fly 53k Panting by William Nowland Van Powell of USS Fly and USS Mosquito. From the US Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. Tommy Trampp

    USS Mosquito (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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