Ship Name

Gaspee

Type

schooner (2m)

Origins/Provenance

Canadian-built British

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Year Launched

1763

Home Waters

Narragansett Bay

Function

Military

Displacement (tons)

102

Length (feet)

68

Beam (feet)

20

Draft (feet)

9

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Hull

wooden

Crew

30

Historical Note

British custom schooner set afire by Rhode Islanders on June 9, 1772, protesting British efforts to stop smuggling into Narragansett Bay.

Related Images

external image boat6_gaspee_1892.jpg
Gaspee
Image ID: 794,

Related People

Whipple, Abraham

Record ID: 61, 298