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USS Trumbull (III)

  • Construction and financed by public subscription of the citizens of Norwich, CT.
  • Laid down in mid-1799 under the direction of Naval Agent Joseph Howland
  • Launched, circa 1800
  • Commissioned USS Trumbull in 1800, Master Commandant David Jewett in command
  • Trumbull departed New London, CT, in late March 1800 to escort provision ships from New York to the West Indies
  • Trumbull began patrolling in the West Indies in April 1800, protecting American merchantmen and on the lookout for French merchantmen an warships
  • Trumbull captured the armed French schooner Peggie in early May
  • On 3 August, she took the 10-gun French schooner Vengeance.
  • The next day she took the a French vessel; one which is variously recorded as Tulipe, Tullie, or Cullie
  • Trumbull arrived at New London late in the summer with along with her prize ship Vengeance
  • The sloop returned to her patrol station off Santo Domingo in October 1800
  • Trumbull returned north in the spring of 1801
  • She was sold later that year; and her crew was discharged
    Displacement 400 t.
    Keel Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 220
    Armament eighteen 12-pdrs
    Propulsion sail

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