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Built, date location unknown, as the schooner Endeavor
Acquired by General George Washington in early October of 1775 from George Erving and Capt. Benjamin Wormwell of Plymouth, MA.
Never part of the Continental Navy Endeavor was renamed Washington, fitted out at Plymouth and re-rigged as a brigantine, CAPT. Sion Martindale in command
Washington's charter was consummated, 3 November 1775, she was authorized to operate off the New England coast between Cape Cod and Cape Ann to disrupt British shipping
Washington in company with the schooner Harrison sailed 23 November and almost immediately encountered the
British frigate HMS Tartar which scared off both Continental ships
Soon thereafter, Washington captured the provision-laden, 80-ton sloop Britannia and turned her over to Continental authorities
Washington encountered British 6th rate, 20-gun frigate HMS Fowey, 4 December 1775 in Massachusetts Bay, giving chase Fowey
reached gun range and fired a warning shot causing Washington to lower her colors
Inspected by the Royal Navy and found unsuitable for operations on the high seas, she eventually rotted away at Boston
Displacement 160 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
six 6-pdr guns
four 4-pdr guns
10 swivel guns
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