USS Franklin (1775)

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Career
Name: USS Franklin
Acquired: 1775
Fate: Returned to owner, 1776
General characteristics
Type: Schooner
Displacement: 60 long tons (61 t)
Armament: 6 guns
For other ships of the same name, see USS Franklin.

The first USS Franklin was a schooner in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. She was named for Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin was originally a Marblehead fishing vessel fitted out by order of Colonel George Washington in 1775. She was part of the fleet of schooners under Commodore John Manley that captured numerous British vessels. She was returned to owner in 1776.

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