Ship Name

Ranger

Type

3-masted sloop

Origins/Provenance

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Year Launched

1777

Home Waters

Portsmouth, NH

Function

Military

Displacement (tons)

697

Length (feet)

130

Beam (feet)

28

Draft (feet)

11

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Hull

wooden

Armament

18 guns

Crew

140

Historical Note

John Paul Jones's second command; used off French and English coast in 1778; captured in 1780 by British in the Battle off Charleston, SC

Related Images

external image boat6_ranger_1876.jpg
Date: 1876
Image ID: 925
external image boat4_ranger_1779.jpg
Date: 1799
Image ID: 1161

Related People

Jones, John Paul

Record ID: 122