Vessel type: Continental Navy sloop
Builder: a yard in Baltimore, Maryland
Date Deliver: September 1776
Date Modified: Date Scrapped: Wrecked April 24, 1778 Length on deck: Length over all: Beam: Depth: Draft: Gross Tonnage: Lightweight Tonnage: Maximum Displacement: Construction Material: Rig Type: Sail area: Crew Size: Passenger Capacity: Propulsion Plant: Horsepower: Cruising Speed: Maximum Speed: Armament: 10 guns
Independence sailed in September 1776 under the command of Captain John Young for the Caribbean to protect American merchant vessels in the West Indies. She later sailed for France in mid 1777, arriving in L’Orient in late September with important diplomatic dispatches. During the voyage Independence captured two British vessels. Her crew bore witness to the salute of Ranger under the command of John Paul Jones on February 14, 1778 in Quiberon Bay, which was the first salute by a foreign power to a naval vessel under the US national flag. Independence floundered while attempting to enter the Okracoke Inlet in North Carolina on April 24, 1778.
This model was built in 2005