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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Built, date unknown, in Baltimore, MD.
Launched, date unknown
Purchased and fitted out by the Marine Committee
In September 1776 she cruised under CAPT. John Young along the Atlantic Coast to the Caribbean to guard American merchant trade in the West Indies
In mid-1777 she sailed for France, arriving at L'Orient in late September with important diplomatic dispatches
Independence was wrecked, 24 April 1778, on the bar while attempting to enter Okracoke Inlet, N.C.
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||Painting by William Nowland Van Powell of Independence in harbor at Brest, France. Courtesy the US Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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