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Harrison (I)

  • Built, in 1761, location unknown, as the fishing schooner Triton
  • Chartered 22 October 1775 by General George Washington to capture much needed supplies and to aid him in the siege of Boston
  • Harrison sailed from Plymouth, CAPT. William Colt in command 21 October, capturing two British provision ships 5 November
  • Chased by frigate HMS Tartar, on 23 November the schooner still brought two more prizes into port 1 December
  • Harrison remained at Plymouth, was frozen in for a time in January, and after making two short unproductive cruises discharged from her charter
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    Armament four 4-pdr guns
    Propulsion sail

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