This the second warship named Boston was built for the Continental Navy in 1776, completed in 1777. Today history also refers to her as the second USS Boston. Built in Newburyport, Massachusetts, by Stephen and Ralph Cross, she was a seaworthy frigate, a 24-gun ship of war. In her career for the Continental Navy she captured a number of British vessels during the American War of Independence. Ultimately captured herself by the British in 1780, she served the British as HMS Charlestown during the remainder of the war, and postwar sold for breaking, most likely to a yard in Great Britain.
In this painting by James A Flood, USS Boston, the frigate, is depicted maneuvering her way to sea, s little upriver from the city of Charelston, South Carolina, some of which can be viewed in the left distance. She is on a broad reach with the wind on her port quarter.

Connect to a brilliant portrayal of John Quincy Adams, including his association with USS Boston, written by Howard Dorre in his blog Plodding through the Presidents

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