18. George Washington's Navy

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. John B. Hattendorf

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch18

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

Hattendorf, J. B. (2012) George Washington's Navy, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch18

Author Information

  1. U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935



  • George Washington's Navy;
  • “George Washington's Navy” or “Washington's Fleet”;
  • practicality, of creating a national navy;
  • the 1775 operations, sailing of the Hancock and Franklin;
  • Washington, first of the Plymouth-based schooners;
  • the 1777 operations, and dissolution;
  • Washington's Navy, and its ships


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Establishment and Administration

  • Operations in 1775

  • Operations in 1776

  • Operations in 1777 and Dissolution

  • Captains of Washington's Navy

  • Ships of Washington's Navy

  • List of Further Readings