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USS Patapsco (I)

  • Built as the sloop Chesapeake, date and location unknown, by CAPT. De Rochbruns
  • Launched, 20 June 1799
  • Renamed Patapsco between 10 October and 14 November 1799
  • Commanded by CAPT. Henry Geddes, she escorted brig Acteon to New Orleans, carrying General James Wilkenson and his staff
  • Patapsco cruised in the West Indies, protecting American shipping from French cruisers and privateers
  • She captured schooner Cecilia after a five-hour chase 28 May 1800
  • 7 August, she captured French letter of marque Dorade
  • Patapsco aided Merrimack in capturing Curacao after the French had taken it from the Netherlands
  • Sold at Philadelphia in June 1801
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 380 t.
    Length 87'
    Beam 29'
    Depth of Hold 12'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 180
    Armament 20 guns
    Propulsion sail

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