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Racehorse

 

(Sloop: armament 10 guns)

 

HMS Racehorse, built in 1775, was captured by the Continental Navy brig Andrew Doria, Capt. Isaiah Robinson in command, in December 1776 off Puerto Rico and sailed to Philadelphia where she was taken into the Continental Navy. Blockaded soon after her arrival, she participated in the defense of that city in the fall of 1777. In November of that year, she was burnt to prevent the British from retaking her.


07 September 2004