USS Bourbon (1783)

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Name: USS Bourbon
Ordered: 23 January 1777
Launched: 31 July 1783
Fate: Sold, September 1783
General characteristics
Type: Frigate
Armament: 28 guns

USS Bourbon was a frigate in the Continental Navy, named for the House of Bourbon.

During the American Revolutionary War, Bourbon was authorized as a 28-gun frigate by the Continental Congress 23 January 1777.[1] Very little else is known about it, but it may have been built at Chatham, Connecticut. Due to the Congress's financial difficulties, it was not launched until 31 July 1783. In September 1783, still uncompleted, it was offered for sale and presumably sold.


  1. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, James L. Mooney, 2001. [1]