Potomac (Frigate)

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U.S. frigate launched 1822; from 1832-1834 spent time in the Pacific on a voyage to Sumatra to punish pirates for their capture of a merchant ship from Salem, Mass., and the massacre of its crew; afterwards cruised to Brazil and other South American countries; decommissioned in 1877.

From the description of Ship's log collection, 1832-1834. (Lynn Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70945395

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Potomac (Frigate). Ship's log collection, 1832-1834. Lynn Historical Society Library
referencedIn US Frigate Potomac collection, Potomac, US Frigate collection, 1844-1847, 1844-1845 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Logbook of the U.S.S. Potomac, 1831-1832 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Bruner, Elias D. Elias D. Bruner correspondence, 1861-1865. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Adee Family Papers, 1824-1966 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Adee Family Papers, 1824-1966 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Conner, David, 1792-1856. David Conner papers, 1817-1847 (bulk 1844-1847). Library of Congress
referencedIn Shark, Potomac, and, Constitution, Correspondence, 1812-1885 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Wemple, David Duane, 1843-1864. David D. Wemple letter, 1862. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Marchand, John B. (John Bonnett), 1808-1875. Papers, 1834-1874. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Turk, William. Papers, 1744-1854. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
referencedIn Brinley, Edward, Jr. Papers of Edward Brinley, Jr., 1823-1925 (bulk 1840-1856) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1821-. Journal of [cruises] in the [United] States frigates Independence, Potomac, and brig Dolphin during the years 1837, 1838, 1839, and 1840 / kept by Mids. M. C. Perry, U. S. Navy, 1837 Apr 27-1840 Sep 21. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Potomac (Frigate). Logbook of the U.S.S. Potomac, 1831-1832. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Adee family family
associatedWith Brinley, Edward, Jr. person
associatedWith Bruner, Elias D. person
associatedWith Conner, David, 1792-1856. person
associatedWith Downes, John, 1784-1854. person
associatedWith Gwinn, John, 1791-1849 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Levi, 1810-1845. person
associatedWith Marchand, John B. (John Bonnett), 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1821- person
associatedWith Turk, William. person
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Wemple, David Duane, 1843-1864. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Salem (Mass.)
Sandy Hook (N.J.)
Sumatra (Indonesia)
Sumatra (Indonesia)
South America
Sandy Hook (N.J.)
Seafaring life

Corporate Body

Active 1831

Active 1832


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