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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Captured by Lexington off the Delaware capes, 7 April 1776
Edward a tender to the British frigate HMS Liverpool was condemned at Philadelphia by the prize court
Purchased by the Marine Committee of the Continental Congress, 2 May. Renamed Sachem
Shortly before Sachem was ready for action, CAPT. Isaiah Robinson assumed command
Sachem departed Philadelphia, 6 July 1776 and captured British letter of marque Three Friends, 12 August
Placed under the direction of the Secret Committee of the Continental Congress few details of her operations survived
Sachem was reportedly burned in the Delaware River the following autumn to avoid capture by the British, but evidence to substantiate this claim is scanty
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||Painting by William Nowland Van Powell of Lexington battling HMS Edward. Courtesy the US Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
||Panting by William Nowland Van Powell of Sachem. Courtesy the US Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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