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This Month in Naval History
Baltimore

Baltimore

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The first Baltimore, a brigantine of 12 guns, was built in 1777 at Baltimore, Md., and fltted out as a dispatch or packet vessel.

She was used at times for the protection off the coast along the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays. She was commanded by Captain T. Read of the Continental Navy 1778-79, and was lost near Cape Henry 28 January 1780.

 

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