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USS Concord (I)

  • Laid down, date unknown, at Portsmouth Navy Yard
  • Launched 24 September 1828
  • Commissioned 7 May 1830, USS Concord, Master Commandant Matthew C. Perry in command
  • Concord was assigned to the Mediterranean Squadron from 1830 to 1832
  • West Indies Squadron from 1836 to 1837 and in 1838
  • Concord served on the Brazil station from 1841 and 1842
  • On 28 June 1842, Concord was under way proceeding to the island of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic, thence to Madagascar and the east coast of Africa for the protection of American whaling interests
  • Concord ran aground on a sand bar, 2 October 1842, at the mouth of the Loango River in the Mozambique Channel
  • Her crew made determined efforts to save her, but when her captain, CDR. Boerum, was drowned while crossing the bar, LT. J. M. Gardner who succeeded to command, made the decision to leave the ship in the river, and chartered the Portuguese brig Union to take the crew to Rio de Janeiro
    Displacement 700 t.
    Length 127'
    Beam 33' 9"
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 16' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 190
    eighteen 32-pdr Carronades
    two 32-pdrs
    Propulsion sail

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    USS Concord (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    USS Concord History - Wikipedia
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