She remained there for several months for repairs before returning to Philadelphia on April 20, 1780, only to find the need for more extensive repairs. She was subsequently taken into the British service as HMS Confederate. Captain Nicholson replaced Harding in on 20 October 1780. Confederacy was homeward bound from Cape Francois in the West Indies in 1781 with military stores and other supplies and escorting a fleet of 37 merchantmen, when on 14 April she encountered HMS Roebuck and HMS Orpheus off the Delaware Capes.
Most of the merchantmen she was escorting escaped. Many of her crew were sent to the old prison hulk Jersey, though some ended up in Mill and Forton prisons. This model accurately details the USF Confederacy with cutaway views of lower decks.
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Handcrafted from scratch using finest woods & metal fittings. USS Confederacy was a 36-gun sailing frigate, launched at Norwich, Connecticut on November 8, 1778, one of the Continental Navy in the American Revolutionary War. Sorry, our items are NOT available for pick-up.
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