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Baltimore (I)

  • Built in 1777 at Baltimore by order of the of the Marine Committee of the Continental Congress
  • Baltimore was designed to service as a packet or despatch vessel
  • Commissioned Baltimore, date unknown, CAPT. Thomas Read in command
  • Few details of Baltimore's service are available
  • Besides despatch service it is believed she also participated in the defense of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays in 1778 and 1779
  • Baltimore was reported lost off Cape Henry, 29 January 1780
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament twelve guns
    Propulsion sail

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