A state of the eastern United States on Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788. Early colonizing attempts (1584–1587) by Sir Walter Raleigh failed, but in 1607 colonists dispatched by the London Company established the first permanent settlement at Jamestown (May 13). Virginia was a prime force in the move for independence and was the site of Lord Cornwallis's surrender in 1781.
DISPLACEMENT: 75 tons
ARMAMENT: 1 cannon
Stationed at Baltimore, Maryland, this Virginia displaced 75 tons and mounted one cannon.
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