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USF Congress (II)

  • Built as the frigate Congress by Lancaster Burling at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., under authority of an act of the Second Continental Congress, dated 13 December 1775. One of the first 13 ships authorized to be built by the new government
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Congress was placed under the command of CAPT. Grenell in the summer of 1776
  • Before her outfitting was completed, the British occupied the approaches to the Hudson River and extended their control of the environs throughout 1777
  • Continental Navy suffered the destruction of Congress in October 1777 to prevent her seizure by the British
    Displacement unknown
    Length 126'
    Beam 34' 10"
    Depth of Hold 10' 6"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 86
    Armament 28 guns
    Propulsion sail

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