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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
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Brigantine Wild Duck purchased in February 1776 at St. Eustatius, Dutch West Indies for the Maryland Committee of Safety
Purchased by the Marine Committee, 13 March 1776, renamed Lexington
Lexington put to sea, 26 March, CAPT. John Barry in command
Defeated sloop HMS Edward, 27 March 1776
Captured Lady Susan, 27 July 1776
Took sloop Betsy in September
Lexington, CAPT. William Hallock in command, was captured by British frigate HMS Pearl, 20 December 1776 Lexington's crew recaptured the ship from the British prize crew and returned safely to Baltimore
Lexington CAPT. Henry Johnson in command sailed for France 20 February 1777
Lexington along with Reprisal and Dolphin participated in the action to capture British ships in and around Ireland, 18 to 26 June 1777
Lexington was captured by the British cutter HMS Alert 19 September 1777, off the coast of France
Beam 24' 6"
twelve swivel guns
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||Panting by William Nowland Van Powell of Lexington and Reprisal. Courtesy the US Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
||Painting by William Nowland Van Powell of Lexington battling HMS Edward. Courtesy the US Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
USS Lexington (I)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 14 September 2012
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