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The Schooner Sultana

The Sultana is re-creation of a British revenue schooner c1768 that now serves as a sailing classroom in Chesapeake Bay.  It is very similar to the Gaspee and actually plied the waters of Narragansett Bay for awhile in 1769 and in 1770. It is most curious that the Royal Navy, in particular Admiral John Montagu, began to reassign small schooners such as the Sultana back to England in late 1772, deeming them too lightly armed to be of good use against the shipping along the American coast. The Sultana left from America to England in November 1772, some five months after the burning of the Gaspee.  For more information, visit the website at

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Originally Posted to Gaspee Virtual Archives 5/2002    Last Revised 07/2009    Sultana.html