USS Herald (1798)

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United States
Name: Herald
Namesake: A bearer of news
Acquired: 15 June 1798
Out of service: 1801
Fate: Sold
General characteristics
Displacement: 279 tons
Length: 92 ft 8 in (28.24 m)
Beam: 26 ft 3.5 in (8.014 m)
Complement: 140
Armament: 16 x 6-pounders; 6 x 4-pounders
For other ships with the same name, see USS Herald.

USS Herald was built at Newburyport, Massachusetts and purchased by the US Navy from Edward Davis on 15 June 1798. She sailed from Boston on 22 August 1798 and cruised in the West Indies during the Quasi-War with France from 1799 to 1800. After the treaty of peace with France had been ratified on 18 February 1801, she returned to the West Indies on 23 March 1801 to recall the US Naval Forces under the command of Silas Talbot. Herald was sold at Boston in 1801.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.