From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A river in New England, and one of the 13 original States.


Ship: t. 492 cpl. 180 a. 24 guns

The second Connecticut , was built by Seth Overton at Chatham, Conn. and launched 6 June 1799 at Middletown, Conn. She sailed 15 October 1799 under the command of Captain M. Tryon for the Guadaloupe Station, and cruised in the West Indies for a year during the Quasi-War with France, protecting American commerce from French privateers. Connecticut 's successful career was highlighted by the capture of four privateers and the recapture of seven American merchantmen. Arriving at New London, Conn., 18 October 1800, Connecticut ,was sold at New York in 1801.

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Date: 18 Oct 1998