Ship Name

Vincennes, USS

Type

Sloop of war [bark]

Origins/Provenance

Brooklyn

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1826

Home Waters

Atlantic

Function

Scientific/Exploratory

Displacement (tons)

780

Length (feet)

127

Beam (feet)

34

Draft (feet)

17

Primary Propulsion

Human energy

Propulsion Specifications

three masts

Hull

wooden

Armament

20 32-pounders

Crew

80

Historical Note

Flagship of the 6-ship US Exploring Expedition, 1838-42, under the command of Lt. Charles Wilkes

Related Images

head5_charles_wilkes_1843.jpg
Date: 1843

Date: 1843
Image ID: 380
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Lead research vessel for the United States Exploring Expedition of the Pacific Ocean, 1938-42.

Lead research vessel for the United States Exploring Expedition of the Pacific Ocean, 1938-42.
Images ID: 791
vincennes.jpg
Flagship of the US Exploring expedition, 1838-42, under command of Lt. Charles Wilkes

Flagship of the US Exploring expedition, 1838-42, under command of Lt. Charles Wilkes
Image ID: 1950

Related People

Wilkes, Charles

Record ID: 109