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Appointment to Captain for Ship Ganges; Instructions to Staff Ship

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Ltrs Sent to Officers, RG 45 view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationUnited States Office of Naval Records and Library [Dudley Knox]. Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-War between the United States and France: Naval Operations from February 1797 to December 1801. 7 Vols. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1935-1938. (no image)
Document Information
Date May 11, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Captain Richard Dale (primary)
Summary Announces purchase and preparation of the ship Ganges. Presidential appointment as navy captain, to take command of the ship. Requested to get the ship to see within a week with the necessary improvements and officers and staff. Requests that each seaman be examined by the surgeon. Outlines specific responsibilities and records.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Captain Richard Dale; James McHenry; John Adams; Captain; Lieutenants; Surgeon; Surgeon's Mate; Purser; Sailing Master; Master's Mates; Boatswain; Gunner; Carpenter; Sergeant; Corporal; Musicians; Seamen; Marines; Officers; Secretary of War; recruiting officer; seaman; purser; paymaster; recruiting service; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Ship Ganges; rendezvous; ;
Keywords USS Ganges; warlike articles; equipments; stores; cannon; tackle apparel; voucher; expenditure; money; payroll; muster; pay; return; wages; scorbutic or consumptive affection; ;
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