USS Connecticut (1799)

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United States
Name: USS Connecticut
Namesake: State of Connecticut
Builder: Seth Overton
Launched: June 6th, 1799
Commissioned: October 15th, 1799
Fate: Sold 1801
General characteristics
Tonnage: 492 tons
Tons burthen: 514 tons
Length: 93' (keel)
Beam: 31'
Draft: 13'6"
Propulsion: Sails
Complement: 180 to 220 officers and enlisted men
Armament: 24 to 26 x 8 and 12pdrs

The Connecticut was a sailing frigate built by Seth Overton at Chatham, Conn. and launched 6 June 1799 at Middletown, Conn. She sailed 15 Oct. 1799 under the command of Captain M. Tryon for the Guadaloupe Station, and cruised in the West Indies for a year during the Quasi-War with France, protecting American commerce from French privateers. Connecticut's successful career was highlighted by the capture of four privateers and the recapture of seven American merchantmen. Arriving at New London, Conn., 18 Oct. 1800, Connecticut was sold at New York in 1801.

The mensurations are designed by the plan of the Departement of the Navy.

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  • Dept U.S.Navy. "Ships Histories Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Department of the Navy - Naval Historical Center.