From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Cities in South Carolina and West Virginia.

Gy: l. 52' b. 15' dp. 5'2" cpl. 28

a. 1 x 24-pdr., 5 how.

The first Charleston, a galley identical to Mars, was built at Charleston, S.C., in 1798, and commanded by "Captain-of-a-Galley" James Payne. During the Quasi-War with France, Charleston was used for the defense of the coast of South Carolina. She was sold at Charleston about 1 February 1802.

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Date: 14 Feb 1999