Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

For a specific ship search, make your selections below. For an alphabetical ship listing select Alphabetical Ship Search. Search is NOT case-sensitive.

1. ship name - match exact ship name
2. any reference to - finds any word match i.e. bark will find all barks in text.
3. text containing - finds any partial match i.e. rig will ALSO find frigate.


Alphabetical Ship Search | All Entries
Advanced Ship Search divider
Search result for ship name: Bonhomme Richard
Bonhomme Richard: USS Bonhomme Richard; East Indiaman; Length: 152 ft; Beam: 40 ft; Draft: 19 ft; 998 tons; Comp. 380; Armament: 6x18pdr, 28x12pdr, 8x9pdr; France; 1775

Originally named Duc de Duras and built for the French East India Company. She was given on loan to the United States in 1779. Her new career with the US Navy was cut short when, on the 23rd of September 1779, she had her ferocious but victorious engagement with HMS Serapis. Badly damaged and on fire, she sank on the 25th.

hover over
divider

– Top –

 

Facebook badge - blogger badge

Concept, content & Design: The Art of Age of Sail