Captain, Continental Army Lake Champlain Squadron
Ulmer was at Crown Point on 18 August 1776, in command of the Continental Army Lake Champlain Squadron Gondola Spitfire. [NDAR, 6, 224] His gondola was unable to clear Willsborough during the storm of 25/26 August and he was forced to ride at anchor exposed to the "rake of Cumberland Bay. Fifty miles long.
Captain, Virginia Navy
William Underhill was commissioned as a Captain in the Virginia Navy on 30 May 1777 [NOAR, 319] and assigned to command the Virginia Navy Galley Accomac, then under construction on the eastern shore of Virginia. She was presumably launched on 1 July 1777. [NDAR, VIII, 1045-1046 and 1046n] In August 1777 Underhill took her to the Eastern Shore, with a second galley and other forces, during the operations surrounding the British invasion of Pennsylvania. [NDAR, IX, 853] She (and presumably Underhill) was still in service in May 1780, when she was ordered to the Eastern Shore again. [Paullin, 411]
Commander, Rhode Island Privateers
Michael Underwood, possibly of Rhode Island, was commissioned to the Rhode Island Privateer [unknown] Barber on 3 September 1779. [see Barber]
Owner, Connecticut Privateers
Robert Usher, with no address listed, signed as security for the privateer Young Lion on 31 July 1781. He was associated with JOHN FOSTER of East Haddam in this venture.
Galley Young Lion (4/25)
John Foster & Co.
Peter Vail, Robert Usher, John Alden
Jonathan N. Havens, John Porter [NRAR, 495]
First Mate, Pennsylvania Privateers
John Ute, [NRAR, 223] or John Uttle [NOAR, 320] a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born about 1750. [NOAR, 320] He served aboard the Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine Ajax (Commander John Harr) as First Mate. Ajax was commissioned on 6 January 1781. [NRAR, 223] He listed his age as 31. [NOAR, 320]
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