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Sloop "Providence"

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This topsail sloop was among the first armed vessels of the colonial navy and the first war vessel commanded by John Paul Jones. During his command, Jones seized sixteen vessels; under later commands, "Providence" remained a threat to the British. In 1779, in order to escape British capture, the...

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Provenance

J. Templeman Coolidge, by 1 December 1927, to the MFA in 1932.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

about 1925

Dimensions

66.04 x 27.94 cm (26 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

32.141

Medium or Technique

Wood

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