USS Franklin (1775)

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

The first USS Franklin might have been a schooner in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. She could have been named for Benjamin Franklin.

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

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