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AMERICAN MARITIME UNITS AND VESSELS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-1783), (INCLUDING FRENCH AND SPANISH) (B)


by Granville W. Hough



-B-


In the following listings of vessels, boats were small open vessels propelled by oars or sails and included whaleboats, longboats, cutters, barges, flatboats, shallops, and similar vessels. They operated close to shore. Brigs and brigantines were two-masted vessels, most capable of transatlantic voyages. A brig could be rigged as a brigantine. Galleys were low, single-decked vessels propelled by oars or sails which were used for coastal and river defense. Schooners were small vessels of two or more masts rigged fore and aft, capable of carrying guns and fighting at sea. Sloops were small single-masted vessels rigged fore and aft. Pilot boats were light sloops required in harbors. Ships were ocean-going vessels of three or more masts, though large brigs or schooners were sometimes listed as ships. Ships used for prisons by the British and by the Americans were generally de-masted hulks. Prison ships are included as their records of prisoners are valuable.


B. Amican.

M880:3, schooner, Capt Seth Ewell, in support of Yorktown operations, Oct 1781.


Bacchus.

Force:5:III:1527, ND8:699, British vessel of Liverpool, Capt Forsyth, Africa to America, captured by American privateers, 1776.


Bacchus/Bantrus.

NR:231, LCP:14/15, MD brig, LM, 12 guns, 18 men, Capt Charles Wells, Jun 1778. Appeals Case 63, involved with capture of brigantine Pitt in Oct 1779.


Badger/Defence.

British brigantine which had been an American privateer prize was put into British service in late 1777 to replace a British schooner named Badger which had become so leaky it had to be taken out of service. It may have been the British vessel commissioned at Port Royal, Jamaica 26 June 1776 as the Defence.


Badger.

CTP:68, LCP:68, British transport ship, Capt Edward Flynn, captured off Blue Point, Long Island, on 9 Oct 1779 by CT brigantine Defiance, Capt Thomas King, but it was recaptured the next day. C175.


El Bado. SchIV:384-385, Spanish frigate, 32 guns arrived in port much damaged by Feb 1781 storm.


Bailey/Baillie/Baille.

RM8:13, 15, Appeals:xxxviii, 162:12:93, the ship and Manly vs Russell, the appellee. Capt Manly of the American Hague on 1 Jan 1783 captured the British ship Bailey, Capt William Paxton, and libeled it in MA. Paullin:236, Hearn:233, British ship, 340 tons burden, captured Jan 1783 by Capt John Manly. RM6:155, RM9:819, this was the last valuable prize captured during the war, with 1600 barrels of provisions, and it was sold through Thomas Russell.


Baker.

R77:235, ND7:1099, American schooner, Capt Zebulon Babson/Bapson, from Newberry, MA, taken by British Galatea, 3 Feb 1777.


Baker.

VANavy:160, VA schooner, 1781, Capt Hezekiah Holliday.


La Balisa.

A2:IX:63, Spanish brigantine, probably in New Orleans in 1779.


Ballony.

Coggins:103, brigantine in SC Navy.


Baltick.

ND4:872, illustrated as an example of Old Salem schooner, year of action not noted.


Baltimore.

Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt Gardiner, captured 1776.


Baltimore.

ND2:394, 395, ship, Capt Longmuir, paid fees at Oxford, MD, 22 Apr 1775 and 9 Sep 1775.


Baltimore.

ND1:1377, 1371, ND3:1357, probably American brig, Capt Jonathan Clark, 30 tons, 5 men, from Barbados with rum in Mar 1775, then Annapolis to Teneriffe, flour, etc, Jun 1775.


Baltimore.

ND1:1385, ??? snow, Capt James Clark, 70 tons, 7 men, from London, with 40 indentured servants, Sep 1775. ND2:139, 886, ??? ship, Capt James Clark, from Baltimore, foundered at sea, and he was picked up by a whaling vessel and delivered to New York, Nov 1775.


Baltimore.

ND1:1372, ??? ship, Capt Charles Stewart, 195 tons, 14 men, Annapolis to London, with tobacco and pig iron, Jun 1775.

Baltimore. ND1:1376, ??? snow, Capt John Bruce, 70 tons, 8 men, from Antigua to Annapolis, MD, Jan 1775, with rum and sugar.


Baltimore.

ND1:1378, ??? ship, Capt James Hanrick, 195 tons, 14 men, London to Annapolis, with 14 servants, Apr 1775.


Baltimore.

ND4:433, ship in St Pierre, 20 Mar 1776, probably American.


Baltimore.

LCP:14/15, Fowler:213, MD sloop, Capt Thomas Waters. Capture:10, sloop, master William Clesby, captured by British off Seal Islands 13 Aug 1776. ND8:163, sloop captured by British Albany, 1777. ND6:1125, ND8:163, sloop, Capt William Clesby, captured by Albany, 13 Aug 1776.


Baltimore.

ND6:508, 521, ship, Capt Bennett, probably American, active fall 1776, arrived at Plymouth 12 May 1776.


Baltimore.

Coggins:106, NR10:64,783, ND7:90, ND8:988, ND9:768, ND11:348, MD Navy row galley, Capt Thomas Walker, built in May 1777 at George Wells Shipyard in Baltimore, sold 29 Jun 1779 to S. Chase and J. Williams. RM4:123, this may be the galley for which Robert Morris was paying for 96 days service in Jan 1782.


Baltimore.

ND10:570, 652-53, ND11:108, C252, Continental Navy packet/brig, c 1777, Capt Thomas Read in 1778. Lost near Cape Henry 29 Jan 1780. Possibly JA6:167, 396. S:84, PCOI177, 190, PCOII:48, 81, Continental brig, Capt Thomas Read, 1780. Capt John Fanning, Jr was 1st Lt on the brig Baltimore in Mar 1778, after he had missed the sailing of the Virginia. He was captured in 1781. C:105. JA7:29, 81.


Baltimore.

ND9:639, ND10:977, DaviesXIII:168-169, ship, captured 6 Jul 1777 by General Mifflin, Capt William Day, and renamed Baltimore, it formerly being the prize Rebecca. JA8:73, possibly the American merchant ship mentioned.


Baltimore.

NR:231, LCP:14/15, MD schooner, LM, 4 guns 6 men, Capt John Fanning, Jun 1778; Capt Robert Caulfield, Jul 1779.

Baltimore. RM7:372, 401, ship stranded near Sinepuxen, MD, with shipment from Thomas Barclay at Brest, France, of 7000 blankets, Jan 1783.


Baltimore Hero.

NR:232, Lewisohn:20, ND6:864, ND7:487, ND8:743, ND10:703, MD sloop, LM, 50 tons, 12 guns 20 men, Capt Thomas Waters, Sep 1776 and Dec 1776. One Baltimore Hero was said to have been fired on by Fort St. Eustatius


Baltimore Hero.

Maclay:73, 133, NR:232, LCP:14/15, ND10:977, MD armed schooner, LM, 22 guns, 30 men, Capt John Earle, captured British privateer in Chesapeake Bay, 1779. C99, a PA ship, Baltimore Hero, Capt John Earle, was active, Sep 1780 and Dec 1781. There was possibly a change in ownership.


Baltimore Packet.

ND1:1369, ND3:1368, ??? ship Capt Alexander Kennedy, Annapolis to Falmouth, wheat, flour, and staves, 1 May 1775. ND2:704, probably a British vessel which took tobacco from Patuxent, MD, to Europe for merchant John Hobson of London, Sep 1775.


Bangor.

CTRec:604, CT privateer sloop, 4 guns, 30 men, Capt Joseph Smith.


Banter/Bontran.

Allen:77, Paine:454, NR:232, LCP:14/15, Salem, MA privateer sloop, LM of 8 guns, 50 men, under Capt Henry White of Salem 25 May 1782, #525. C333, captured by British in Straits of Belle Isle in Jul 1782.


Baptista de Vadilio.

C&C:96, Spanish brigantine used in 1781 in Battle of Pensacola.


Barbados.

SchV:49, British vessel, 14 guns, Capt R. Milbank, lost in the 1780 West Indies hurricane, crew perished.


Barbados.

American privateer originally called the Rhodes, probably built at or near Salem, MA, captured in the West Indies by HMS Prothe on 15 Feb 1782.


Barbara.

ND8:610, 611, Irish brig captured by American Freedon, recaptured by British Foudroyant, 1777.


Barbary.

R77:108, British transport, taken by American and retaken, 1777.


Barbary/Barberry.

Appeals:xxxviii, 162:8:61, FordXV:1262, the schooner versus Decatur & Fosdick. The schooner was from VA, 20 tons, Capt Charles Hendly when captured in Sep 1779 by Stephen Decatur of the galley Retaliation, Nicholas Fosdick of the schooner Eagle, and Isaac Ridler of the RI sloop General Lovel. Mentioned in Cont. Congress, 1779, p 1262.


Barber.

RI vessel, Capts Stanton and Capt Underwood, not otherwise identified.


Barbuda.

SchV:45, British vessel, 16 guns, Capt F. Pender, captured in 1782 in the capitulation of Demerary.


Barbue.

Rice:I:118n, French armed transport with de Ternay and Rochambeau in 1780, one of thirty transports.


Barfleur.

Blatchford:97, ND3:388, 392, 1406, British ship, Capt Millbank, which held American prisoners taken to Quebec. About Jan 1777, some of them were sent to the coast of Africa and to the East Indies as slaves for the East India Company. JA6:45.


Barington.

French goélette at Grenada, 1779.


Baron d’Arros.

Rice:I:118n, French transport with de Ternay and Rochambeau in 1780, one of thirty.


Baron de Montmorency.

Villiers:434, French vessel in North Atlantic trade, 1781.


Baronne de Baye.

Villiers:283, French naviere at Guadeloupe, 1779.


Barron.

NLHS:I:IV:35, British/Tory vessel captured in Oct 1776 by the CT schooner Spy.


Barron Dozer.

CTP:131, French snow, valuable cargo of goods, presumed to be for British markets, captured in 1778 by the CT schooner Hornet.


Barton.

RI schooner, Capt Wanton, not otherwise identified.


Basilisk.

ND8:58, PA Navy Armed Boat, 1777, Capt Jonathan Cowpland, 1 gun. PANavy:342, Coggins:99, armed guard boat.


Batavear.

ND11:262, Dutch brig, Capt Samuel Darverck, owner Peter La Pole of Amsterdam, captured with salt off Santee River, SC, by Br Carysfore, Lizard, and sent to St Augustine, FL, Feb 1778.


Batave/Batavier.

NavCronIV:373, FW4:642, Dutch warship, 54 guns, Capt J. W. Van Bentinck, at Dogger Bank, Aug 1781, 67 men killed or wounded. R81II:166, 168, Dutch naval vessel, Aug 1781, Capt was wounded, R. C. Norman apparently became Capt. Chevalier:270, returned to Texel and stayed there for the protection of the Dutch homeland.


Bachelor/Batchelor.

ND2:1346, 1352, from Leith with English goods to Roanoke, May 1775, out again for Leith Jun 1775. ND2:1346, 1352, ??? ship, Capt Barclay, probably British, active 1775.

Force:5:III:1527, ND6:1299, ND7:734, British ship, Capt George Barclay, Granada to London, captured and sent to Boston, 17 Oct 1776.


Batchelor.

R77:108, British vessel, Capt Dyfart, Grenada to London, taken and retaken, 1777.


Bachelor.

ND11:179, British sloop, Capt John Staples, with rice and wine for Philadelphia, captured by Capt Joseph Rice and soldiers of the 4th Cont. Arty Regt. , Jan 1778.


Batchelor.

British vessel, 120 tons, enroute to Georgia with supplies for British General Campbell, captured 8 Apr 1779 by Capt Henry Hopkins off Cape Henry, and taken into Boston.


Batchelor.

ND4:1168, ND3:268-269, sloop, Capt John Scott, sent by MD and owner Jennifer & Hooe to Martinique, West Indies to get gunpowder, Sep 1775, and again Dec 1775, and again 20 Mar 1776.


Batchelor.

Force:5:III:1524, ND6:1254, American vessel, owner Shaw, captured 9 Oct 1776 at Montauk Point, by British Cerberus.


Bachelor.

NR:231, LCP:14/15, SC schooner, LM, 4 guns, 14 men, Capt Nathaniel Bentley, Aug 1777.


Bachelor.

LCP:14/15, PA ship, Capt Bernard Gallagher, #1068.


Batchelor.

ND6:880, RI privateer sloop, Capt William Ladd, active in fall 1776.


Batchellor.

ND7:562, ND8:82-83, ship, Capt William Gray, proceeded to West Indies from Newbury 20 Dec 1776, captured 3 Feb 1777 by Hawke.


Batchelor.

R77:232, ND7:1004, American sloop, Capt William Seon/Scon, from St Eustatia, captured by British Preston, 20 Jan 1777.


Batchelor.

ND11:184-85, American brig, Capt S. Stillman, captured off Block Island, May 1777 by British Syren.


Batchelor.

R77:233, ND8:260, 1057, American ship captured by British Pearl in 1777.


Batchelder/Batcheldor/Batchelor.

Howe:421, schooner with some relationship to Beverly. Allen:77, MA schooner of 8 guns, 6 swivels, and 40 men under John Hayes 26 Feb 1778, owners William Shattuck and others of Boston. Crewmen are listed in MAS.


Batchelor.

Allen:78, MA ship of 16 guns, 120 men, under Alexander Holmes 2 Nov 1779, owners William Erskine and others of Boston.


Batchelor.

NR:232, PA ship, LM, 12 guns, Capt Bernard Gallagher, Oct 1780.


Batchelor’s Delight.

Appeals Cases, R15, Seizure of British privateer Batchelor’s Delight. A group of American prisoners on Bermuda, despairing of exchange, joined the British privateer, then overcame the crew and took the vessel to Domingo. The French had the vessel removed to Cape François where the French took the vessel and cargo and retained the sailors. With Congress intervening, the sailors were recovered but not the vesse.


Batchelor’s John.

Mc:198, 363, Paullin:169, British vessel of 120 tons captured 8 Apr 1779 by Capt J. B. Hopkins and others. Some references show this vessel as simply Batchelor, brought into Boston on 22 April.


Baton.

RI privateer vessel, Capt Daniel Collins, 5 Aug 1782, not otherwise identified.

Bautrus.

C328, MD brig, 5 guns, 5 swivels, 18 men, Capt C. Watts, Jun 1778.


Bayard.

PANavy:318, British brig captured by the PA General Greene, Capt James Montgomery, libeled 5 Nov 1779.


Beaufort.

ND4:370, 1174, ND3:311, British ship, Capt Wood, captured at Savannah remaining in Georgian custody 16 Mar 1776, but recaptured later. This is likely the brigantine in illicit trade in Savannah River, formerly Capt Crawford, then Capt Reid, to be apprehended Dec 1775.


Beaufort.

Coggins:103, C206, ND7:1311, ND8:324, ND9:322, brigantine in SC Navy, Capt John Mercier in Feb 1777. The Governor of SC commissioned a brigantine in 1779.


Beauford/Beaufort.

Coggins:103, ND8:922, ND9:322, C94, ND10:460, armed row galley in SC Navy, Capt James Dougherty/Doharty, Apr 1777. The Governor of SC commissioned a galley in 1779.


Beaufort.

ND11:451 shows a SC sloop loaded with rice, etc, captured by British Aeolus, Capt Chris Atkins, Sep 1777. Salley:43, 44, ND9:844, 899, and many other references show a sloop in SC records, Capt John Mercier, Samuel Snowden in 1777.


Beaumont.

ND10:1158, French vessel at L’Orient 20 Dec 1777. SchV:54, vessel of 14 guns taken by British at Charleston in 1780. Villiers:130, 131, navire of the Company of the Indies, launched 1762.


Beau Sabreur.

Bonsal:97, French ship moving French volunteers to America, 1780.


La Beauvaisin.

Davies:XVI:50, 220, French prize of the British as of Mar 1779.


Beas.

ND8:701, British vessel from Liverpool, Capt Parry, in 1777 captured unidentified American privateer, 12 guns, and took her into St Vincent’s.


Beaver.

Force:5:III:1527, ND7:810, British sloop, Capt Phillips, captured 1776. DaviesX:798, 2308, possibly the vessel mentioned.


Beaver.

ND6:546, 1076, British sloop, Capt Joseph Nunn, with American prisoners on board, fall 1776.


Beaver.

NR10:1208, British schooner, Capt Barnes, 150 tons, Halifax to Boston, taken by Jonathan Nutting, 22 May 1781.


Beaver.

Allen:78, Paine:454, schooner of 35 tons, 2 guns, 8 swivels, 30 men, MA privateer 3 June 1779 under Capt William

Bootman, owners not listed but petitioners were Joseph Lambert and Robert Stone of Salem. C28.


Beaver.

ND5:816, ND7:1118, 1086, New York privateer sloop, Capt Stewart Deane, in June 1776 captured Earl of Errol. Maclay:73, C87, NY sloop of 6 guns, 20 men, Capt Stewart Deane which captured a British prize in 1779. ND6:1215, captured by Cont. vessels Oct 1776, ?????????.


Beaver.

Kaminkow:220, Mill:210, Maclay:119, privateer, assisted in one 1778 capture, ship taken by British Mar 1781, crew sent to Mill Prison. Greenwood:165, privateer sloop of 12 guns, active in 1781. There was a Beaver from PA, Capt Harris, not otherwise accounted for.


Beaver.

NR:232, 233, C93, CTP55-60, 107, 133, 143, 322, CT sloop, LM 12 guns 35/70 men, Capt Joseph Dodge in Mar 1778, #691, who took British Morning Star, Seaflower; Capt William Havens in Sep 1779, #777; Capt Daniel Scovell, Mar 1780, #738. In June 1779 under Capt Asa Daniels, she captured British Peter. She participated in taking 18 prizes but was captured 22 Mar 1780 by two British warships, the HMS Galatea and the cutter Retaliation. Crew sent to prison ships in New York.


Beaver.

Allen:1781, NR:233, LCP:16/17, MA privateer ship, LM, of 150 tons, 6 guns, 20 men, under William Russell of Newburyport 31 Jan and 5 Feb 1781, #422, & #638.


Beaver/Columbia.

RM8:860, ship purchased in New York in mid-1783 by Daniel Parker for the Far Eastern trade. Her wartime activities are not known.


Beaver’s Prize.

ND9:604, 801, 812, British sloop, formerly the American Oliver Cromwell, purchased by Royal Navy and renamed Convert, active in 1777. JA9:70. SchV:49, a British vessel of this name, 16 guns, Capt A. Drummond was lost in the West Indies hurricane of 1780, crew perished.


Becca/Rebecca.

Allen:78, MA brigantine of 8 guns under John Willson in 1779.


Beckford.

ND9:666, British brig, Capt Samuel Pashley, captured by American Civil Usage, 10 Sep 1777.


Becky/Lady Washington.

ND7:248, brigantine, Capt Harper, mentions vessel stranded on Cape Henry 16 Nov 1776.


Bedford.

R77:405, British vessel, Capt de Goris, Gowes for Quebec, 1777.


Bedford.

ND1: ND4:492, 506, ??? schooner, Capt Benney, active in early 1775 and with Capt Malbone in mid 1776. It left Norwich under convoy in 25 Mar 1776.


Bedford.

PANavy:318, British sloop libeled 15 Nov 1779 after capture by the PA General Greene under Capt James Montgomery.


Bedford.

ND4:492, schooner, Capt Roggers, 64 tons, at Norwich Landing, ready to take up the service of the United Colonies.


Bedford.

ND11:689, American schooner, in ballast, Capt Thomas Maxwell, captured by British Loyal Subject, Mar 1778.


Bedford.

Marvin:136-137, first American ship, a whaler from Nantucket loaded with oil, to reach London after hostilities ceased, arriving in Feb 1783.


Bee.

ND7:105, 114, 167, British brig, Capt John Baird, captured by American Columbus, retaken by British and sent into Halifax, late 1776.


Bee.

Mwhipple:69, British ship captured by the Andrea Doria under Abraham Whipple, but recaptured by the British. Force:5:III:1527, Newfoundland to Weymouth, taken and retaken by the British Liverpool, 1776. ND6:634, this may be the ship under Capt Wallace.


Bee.

Force:5:III:1527, ND6:611, ND7:166, 168, 642, British brigantine, Capt Thomas Davis/Davies, St Kitts, Leeward Islands to Lancaster, 100 tons, captured by Yankee Ranger, Montgomery, or Columbus Nov 1776.


Bee.

British brigantine, Capt John Clarke, captured in June 1781 by MA privateer brigantine Active.


Bee.

SCNavy:5, Richard Fordham was paid for his account against the Bee, Jul 1779.


Beehive.

ND9:638, sloop, Capt A. Moore, at Guernsey, 10 Sep 1777.


Beggars Benison.

NR:233, LCP:16/17, C297, ND9:133, PA/MD schooner, LM, 4 guns 17 men, Capt Samuel Smallcorn, Jun 1777, captured by British Milford.


Beggars Benison.

ND9:236, ND10:704, marquee, Capt Thomas Steel in Jul 1777; and F. Stiles of MD in June 1778.


Beggars Benison.

R78:99, ND7:430, ND11:644, a schooner from NC, Capt Joseph Titcomb/Titcumbe, was captured Jan 1778 by British Grasshopper.


Le Begoña.

C&C:104, Spanish sloop, 12 men used in 1781 at Battle of Pensacola.


Behmus/Bemus.

Allen78-79, two MA privateers or privateer cruises 28 Dec 1778 and 7 Aug 1779 under Capt Benjamin Hill and Capt Samuel Bayley, owners Ralph Cross and other of Newburyport. C20, 8 guns, 10 men.


Behmus.

Kaminkow:220, C141, American vessel, Capt Nathaniel Harris, recaptured by the British Achilles before Apr 1780. C141 suggests this was a recapture.


Beith.

ND1:1385, Capt John Harper, 1775. ND4:1206, ND5:237, MD brig, possibly from Baltimore, which arrived safely in the West Indies 3 Mar 1776.


Beith.

ND3:1369, ND4:1206, brig, Capt John Morris, active 1775 and probably mid 1776.


Belette.

M&S:230, Beaumarchais vessel, 90 tons, at Nantes ready to sail to America, Feb 1779.


Belisarius.

Maclay:68, Dandridge:433-434, Allen:79, NR:234, Paine:454, LCP:16/17, Salem, MA privateer, LM, of 500 tons, 20 guns, 200 men, under James Munro of Providence, RI, operating 14 Apr 1781, owners William and John Shattuck of Boston, captured by three British vessels, one 20 gun ship and two 16 gun brigs, in Aug 1781 and officers taken to Jersey Prison in New York. SchV:54, vessel of 24 guns 147 men taken in 1781 by the Media. RM8:874, this ship became part of the British navy and was considered its fastest ship in mid-1783.


Bell.

ND1:897, ??? vessel, Capt Moodie, active in 1775.


Bell.

ND2:1345, 1352, ??? ship, 90 tons, Capt Francis Ritchie, from Glasgow to Roanoke, ballast, May 1775, out for Hull, Apr 1775. This is probably a British ship.


Belle.

ND6:1361, ND7:644, ND10:1204, British ship, 300 tons, Master Thomas Jones, Annapolis to Jamaica, captured 4 Oct 1776 or 9 Nov 1776 by RI Greenwich, Capt Job Peirce/Pierce.


Bell.

Capture:10, British brig captured by Americans, recaptured 4 Aug 1780, off Halifax.


Bell/Bell & Mary.

Capture:10, ship from Philadelphia, master John Burrows, captured 20 Apr 1777, off the Capes of Virginia.


Bella.

ND7:737, British vessel, Capt Smith, from Halifax to Port Medway and Liverpool, cut out of Port Medway by an American privateer, 20 Sep 1776. Force:5:III:1527, R76III:312, ND8:1062, British vessel, Capt Smith, Halifax to Liverpool, taken by Americans and retaken by British Milford, 26 Mar 1777.


Bella.

Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt Jones, Halifax to Jamaica, 1776. ND6, ND7, ND10, this may be the British ship Belle, Capt Thomas Jones


La Belle Poule.

Connor:213, 285 (1877), ND10:1126-29, French frigate, 30 guns, first French vessel with coppered bottom. JA6:8, 36, 237, 7:123. One record shows the vessel under Capt Isaac de la Cocheterie engaged with the British Arethusa, damaged 18 June 1778, then captured 11 Jul 1780. SchV:58, 36 Guns, 275 men, captured in 1780 under Capt Bernard de Marigny, by British Nonsuch, Capt Sir J. Wallace, driven onto the French shore and crew taken to Forton Prison in 1780.


Belle Poole.

Smith:272, American privateer.


Bellipotent.

SchV:62, French armed merchantman, 40 guns 160 men, captured by the British privateers Amazon, Jason in 1781 at Newfoundland.


Belle Provencale.

ND11:91-93, French brigantine from Martinique, Capt B. J. Clement, in the slave trade was searched by an American privateer in Dec 1777.


Belle Savage.

American brig, 160 tons, Capt Elijah Steele, captured 4 June 1777 by British Monarch.


Belisarius.

R81II:259, American frigate of Salem, MA, 147 men, taken by British, 1781. She was taken into the British Navy as the 20 gun Bellisarius. As a British frigate, she in 1783 captured the American privateer Tartar.

Bellisle. R77:405, British vessel, Captains Ribble and McGomery, from Whithaven, 1777. JA6:273, British ship of the line, shown as Belle Isle.


Bellona.

CTN:12, British Navy schooner, 6 guns, 6 swivels, Capt Wallace, captured off Long Island by the fleet of Commodore Esek Hopkins on 4 April 1776.


Bellona.

CTP:54, 107, 153, British privateer brig, 160 tons, 16 guns, Capt Thomas Lawrence, captured in May 1779 by the CT sloop Hancock, Capt Elisha Hinman. Appeals Case 70, the brig Bellona was nearby when the Victory, John, Hepzabeth were captured by American cutters Fox, Hazard. CTP:54, British privateer, captured summer 1779 by the CT sloop Beaver. This would be the same LM brig, which was sold at auction, June 1779. JA10:191.


Bellona.

SchV:48, British vessel, 18 guns, Capt Finiley, lost at the mouth of the Elbe in 1780.


Bellona.

DaviesXIII:document #723, one of the following was renamed the Adamson.


Bellona.

CC:M247, R57, #45, p 261, brigantine, Capt Thomas Etienne of Marblehead, MA, ordered a French vessel to leave. ND10:46, 354, in 1777, under Capt Thomas Stevens captured the British John, Nancy.


Bellona.

Salley:128, mentioned in SC records, 5 Jan 1778, water casks being removed, the vessel under possession of Bourdeaux & Atkinson. SCNavy:25, 26, apparently a brigantine in SC Navy used in Sep 1779. ND10:890, 901, ND11:25, 45, under Capt Charles Cross, captured the British Jenny & Betty, Manners, Glorious Memory. This vessel may also have been under Capt Anthony.


Bellona.

NC brig of 16 guns fitted out at New Bern, NC, as part of the NC Navy, and under Capt Pendleton. It is said she captured a great many prizes.


Bellona.

Capture:10, ND11:684, American schooner, Guadeloupe to Newbury, Capt Moses Fetcomb, captured 7 Mar 1778 by British Rainbow. Allen:79, Howe:431, C226, MA privateer brigantine, 14 guns, 75 men, operating 1 Jan 1778 under Capt Nicholas Ogelbe/Ogliby of Marblehead, owners, Major Samuel White and John Grush.


Bellona.

R83I:187, French navy vessel, Capt Beaulieu, 1782, possibly the Bellone.


Bellona/Bellone.

Lawrence:20, Rice:I:118n, frigate said to be with de Ternay and Rochambeau in 1780 only the end of Cape Finisterre. LG:635fn, frigate, under construction at Rochefort à Saint-Malo in 1778, in Admiral Suffren’s fleet in 11 Aug 1782.


Bellona.

NR:134, LCP:16/17, NH ship, LM, 18 guns, 100 men, Capt Thomas Manning in Oct 1781, #21.


Bellona.

Kaminkow:220, capture or court case Jul 1781.


Belle Savage.

ND9:403, 406, American brig, Capt Elijah Steel, formerly the Yorrick, captured by British Monarch, 4 June 1777.


Belogna/Boulongua.

M:158, 160, in 1777 a prison guard ship at Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was also used as a prison. C191.


Belona.

Eller:275, NC privateer which in Jan 1779 captured the British packet ship Georgia off Virginia Capes and libeled her at Williamsburg, VA. ND4:436, this may be the tender shown captured by Glasgow, 21 Mar 1776.


Belona.

R80I:345, Spanish merchant ship taken by the British, Jan 1780.


Belvidera.

ND1:1386, ??? schooner, Capt John Waters, active in 1775.


Belville.

ND2:1360, ND3:850, ??? ship, Capt James Scadlock, 104 tons, for Cadiz from Roanoke, Oct 1775. This sounds like an American vessel, but it was to be dismantled 18 Jan 1776.


Belville.

ND9:595, American vessel, Capt John Cunnington, 250 tons, captured by the British Enterprise, Summer, 22 Aug 1777.


De Beminde Johanna.

Appeals Case 96, Dutch vessel operating out of Curaçao, 1782, Capt Aftend K. Vink.


Ben & Nell.

Lewisohn21, American schooner captured by British in the West Indies, 1778.


Benjamin.

Robertson(1959):158, schooner of Salem, MA, captured by a Scottish passenger in 1776 and taken into Jamaica.


Benjamin.

ND6:866, 1170, schooner, Capt Francis Boardman, captured by British Atalanta, 1776.


Benjamin.

ND7:1156, brigantine, 1776. ND8:797, brig, Capt Samuel Tucker, 1777.


Benjamin.

JA5:385, American sloop, active 1777.


Benjamin.

McM:304, British ship captured in 1779 by PA sloop Comet.


Benjamin Franklin.

Augur:147, Nantes clipper.


Bennington.

Maclay:115, LCP:18/19, McM:393, MD sloop LM of 10 guns and 15 men captured ships in 1778, 1779; Capt William Newton, Dec 1778; Capt Robert Craige, Aug 1779.


Bennington.

Allen:79, Howe:434, MA privateer brigantine operating in Jan and Feb 1779 under Capt William Tuck. C143, NH brig, 18 guns, 120 men, Capt John Hart, June 1779. These are possibly separate vessels.

Bentham.

DaviesXIII:62, vessel of Philadelphia, Capt Robert/Samuel White, Corunna to Philadelphia, captured by British Laurel, Mar 1777. ND2:299, his may be the sloop, Capt William Moore, given permit to proceed from Philadelphia to SC, Oct 1775. Mentioned in Cont. Congress, 1775, p 276.


Berbice.

Believed to be a former American privateer and prize vessel purchased in the West Indies in 1780, and put into British service as a tender. No record has been found for her former identity and builder.


Bercha.

C&C:107, Spanish vessel which provided its small boats to move Mobile troops to Pensacola in 1781.


Berkenbosch.

Paullin:273, Dutch ship, Capt Ary de Neuf, Liverpool to Leghorn, captured by John Paul Jones and sent to America, c 1778. FW3:697, CC:M247, R108, #82, Ford22:141, complaints were still being made in Nov 1781 that the capture was a breach of neutrality. Mentioned in Cont. Congress, 1782, p 141.


Berkley.

British sloop, Capt Benjamin Crane, captured in June 1779 by CT privateer sloop American Revenue. It is also shown in June 1779 as an American sloop captured by a British privateer Sheelah. (One of the two is incorrect.)


Bermuda.

ND10:89, schooner, Capt John Carrol, captured by American Fair Play, libelled in MA Middle District, 28 Oct 1777.


Bermuda.

CTP:145, British brig, Jamaica to New York, rum cargo, captured 23/28 Apr 1781 by CT sloop Lively, Capt Edward Latham. C180.


Bermuda.

Kaminkow:220, captured Jan 1782.


Bermuda.

Brig. DaviesX:375, Capt William Pickles, thought to be carrying American passengers from the Thames, England, to VA, Sep 1775.


Bermudas/The Bermudas.

Appeals:xxxviii, 162:6:50, FordXIV:619, Cook, appellant, vs Edward Conklin. The brig Bermudas involved in this case tried in New London County, CT, and appealed to Cont Congress, May 1779.


Bernardine.

SchV:53, French privateer, 14 guns, 65 men, captured in 1782 in the Channel by the Latona, Capt H. C. Conway.


Bernardo.

FordXI:709, sloop from the Mississippi River, Capt J. Morain, at Edenton, NC, with cargo, referred in Cont. Congress to Committee on Commerce, Jul 1778.


Berrier.

Villers:130, 131, navire of the Company of the Indies, launched 1759, wartime activities not known.


Bersheba.

R77:235, ND8:1060, American ship, from Boston, captured by British Diamond, Greyhound, May 1777.


Bertin.

ND5:123, French Navy vessel, Capt Thurot, at New York 16 May 1776.


Bessborough.

McM:429, British packet captured Mar 1780 by Capt Dowling Maccater.


Bessy.

ND10:1209, British sloop, Capt Haliburton, from Nova Scotia, captured 3 Dec 1782 by American Spitfire.


Beston.

McM:230, British brig captured in 1782 by MA ship Pilgrim.


Bethaiah.

Smith:207, McMA:96, transport sloop, Capt Edward Freeman, used in Penobscot Expedition, Jun/Jul 1779.


Bethesby.

CTP:212, British vessel, cargo of provisions, captured 3 Dec 1782 in Long Island Sound by CT armed boat Rover, Capt Joseph Hull, 4th. C160.


Bethune.

SchV:61, French armed merchantman, 30 guns, 160 men, captured in 1779 in the West Indies by the British squadron under Admiral Hyde Parker.


Betsy, Betsey listed together. Those first are either British or not determined.


Betsey.

ND1:1375, ND3:1370, ??? sloop, Capt James Avery, 35 tons, 6 men, Hispaniola to Annapolis, MD, molasses, etc, Dec 1774. Eventual allegiance not stated.


Betsey.

ND2:1347, ??? brig, 15 tons, Abraham Eve, St Eustatia to Roanoke, Dec 1774, with sugar. Eventual allegiance not stated.


Betsey.

ND2:1349, ??? schooner, Capt John Norcom/Nucom, 35 tons, for Jamaica in Jan 1775, from Jamaica to Roanoke, with molasses, May 1775. ND2:1347, ??? schooner, 35 tons, John Norcom, from St Eustatia to Roanoke with sugar, Dec 1774, departed Jan 1775. Eventual allegiance not stated.


Betsey.

ND2:1348, ??? brig, 80 tons, Capt Samuel Butler, from St Christopher to Roanoke, Jan 1775, ballast, to Antigua, Apr 1775. Eventual allegiance not stated.


Betsey.

ND2:1348, 1356, ??? brig, Capt Moses Brown, St Christopher to Roanoke, in Jan and out Feb 1775. Eventual allegiance not stated.


Betsey.

ND1:602n, ??? sloop, Capt. V. Wrightman, active in 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:363, 1025, 1192, ??? transport, active in 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:237, ??? vessel, mentioned in early 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:1363, ??? brig, Capt John Fossey, 80 tons, 7 men, Annapolis to Liverpool, Jan 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:1368, 1378, ND3:1367, ??? brig Capt Thomas Rolland, 100 tons, 8 men, from Guernsey in ballast, then Annapolis to Guernsey with wheat and flour, Apr 1775. ND3:1367, probably British brig, Capt Thomas Roland/Rolland, entered Baltimore from Guernsey 5 Apr 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:1377, ND3:1367, British schooner, Capt Isaac Snow, 38 tons, 4 men, from St Croix to Annapolis in ballast, Mar 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:1385, ??? Capt Thomas Monroe, 39 tons, 6 men, from Grenadoes, with sugar and rum, Sep 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:1392, ??? probably British snow, Capt William Benson, James River to London, with tobacco, Jul 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:1394, ??? probably British brigantine, Capt Georg Orr, James River to Glasgow with tobacco, and staves, Aug 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:779, 1200, Paullin:419, DaviesX:236, 443I, Searcy:41, 61, British brigantine, Capt Alvara Lofthouse, with gunpowder shipment, captured 8 Aug 1775 at St Augustine, East FL, by the SC sloop Commerce, Capt John Hatter, who removed all the gunpowder. C144. C185 shows the captain of the Commerce as Clement Lempriere. BDX:66, shows capturers as Clement Lempriere and Simon Tuffs. ND6:1327, ship, Capt Lofthouse, probably British, active fall 1776, received supplies from damaged vessel Cumberland, 9 Sep 1776.


Betsy.

Mc:1, 2, British/Tory sloop of St Johns, Newfoundland, captured on Lake Champlain by then-American General Benedict Arnold in May 1775, placed in MA fleet, and renamed the Enterprise.


Betsey.

ND2:1373, ??? brig, Capt John Dixey, active in 1775.


Betsey.

ND2:1349, 1357, ??? probably British brig, Capt James Wilson, Granada to Roanoke, ballast Mar 1775, to Grenada, May 1775.


Betsey.

ND2:1349, 1355, ??? brig, Capt Kennedy, probably British, active 1775.


Betsey.

ND2, 1349, 1351, ??? probably British schooner, Capt Peter Rose, for Antigua, Apr 1775, from St Croix to Roanoke, ballast Mar 1775, out Jul 1775, and out for Tortola, Nov 1775. Eventual allegiance not stated.


Betsey.

ND2:104, 106, 289, 1025, 1211, 1343, vessel used as transport, 1775, probably British.


Betsy.

ND3:150, British brig, Capt John/Benj. Wormstead, Boston to Halifax, surrendered at Deer Island, MA, to the Committee of Safety, Dec 1775.

Betsy.

ND3:86, probably British sloop, Capt Edward Chappel, active 1775.


Betsey.

ND3:1081, probable British sloop, Capt Davis, active 1775.

Betsy.

ND3:1369, probable British schooner, Capt Hunlock Jeffrey, active 1775.


Betsy.

ND3:420, 421, 430, probably a British vessel, Capt Paine, active 1775.


Betsy.

ND2:1343, ND3:145, 148, 193, 301, 561, 573, 849, Mc:283, GWNavy:231, Hearn:104-105, British armed sloop of 60 tons, Capt Atkinson, Virginia to Boston, taken 17 Dec 1775 by the American Lee, Capt Manley taken with cargo of military stores to Jonathan Glover of Beverly, MA.


Betsey.

ND3:848, British sloop, probably a tender, Capt Atkinson, captured by the American privateer Lee, Capt Manly, reached Philadelphia, 14 Jan 1776.


Betsey.

ND2:1351, ??? schooner, 35 tons, Capt John Gale, from Cape Nichola Mole for Barbadoes, in Jun 1775, also to Nicholas Mole, Oct 1775, and to Roanoke, in Ballast, Jan 1776.


Betsey.

ND1:1368, ??? schooner, Capt Thomas Slater, Annapolis to Dartmouth, flour and staves, May 1775. Emmons:40/41, ND4:1466, ND5:475-480, ND7:592, British/Tory brig, Capt Thomas Slater, captured by the American schooner Wasp, Capt C. Alexander. McPA:205, British tender captured in Apr 1776 in or near Delaware River by PA Wasp, Capt Charles Alexander.


Betsey.

ND4:1174, 1175, British sloop, Capt John Atkinson, 60 tons, captured before 20 Apr 1776 and libeled in MA court.


Betsey.

R76III:312, ND7:165, 168, 1079, ND1:1394, James River to Glasgow, with tobacco, Aug 1775. Force:5:III:1527, British ship, Capt James Ramsay, Barbados to Glasgow, captured 1776 by RI Montgomery, Capt Daniel Bucklin, 1776.


Betsy.

GWNavy:94-95, British armed sloop, captured by Capt Manley. ND5:470, this may be the vessel purchased for use by the United Colonies in June 1776 by William Bartlett.


Betsey.

ND5:870, British sloop, Antigua to Ireland, with 150 puncheons of rum, captured 4 Jul 1776 by the MA sloop Revenge, Capt Joseph White. C335.


Betsy.

Mc:28, British vessel, prize of the American Lexington, Capt John Barry, captured Aug 1776 and sent to Philadelphia.


Betsy (2).

GWNavy:233, Hearn:195-196, British sloop of 60 tons, MA to Halifax, taken 2 Sep 1776 by the American Lee, Capt Daniel Waters.


Betsey.

McMA:42, British brigantine, West Indies to Halifax, captured in 1776 by MA sloop Tyrannicide.


Betsy.

Mc:216, British schooner which was burned, Sep 1776.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt Foster, from Nova Scotia, 1776.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1527, ND7:704, 494, British brigantine, Capt Mathew Ray, London to Lisbon, 100 tons, captured by True Blue, 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:1302, Emmons:40-43, ND7:80, 417, British schooner from Halifax captured by the American Providence under John Paul Jones, burned or destroyed 4 Oct 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:1302, Emmons 42/43, schooner of Jersey, captured by American Providence, burned or destroyed 4 Oct 1776. ND7:80, 417, 536.


Betsy. Emmons:46/47, British ship captured in English waters by force under John Paul Jones, probably different from the two above, 1776.


Betsey.

ND7:165, 1079, British ship, Capt James Ramsay, captured by Montgomery, 15 Nov 1776.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1527, ND7:33, 625, British ship, Capt Thomas Archdeacon, Honduras to London, 250 tons, captured by General Putnam, America, 1776. R76III:312, British vessel, Capt Archdeacon, Honduras to London, 250 tons, 1776.


Betsey.

Robertson(1959):87, prize litigated at Kingston in Jamaica.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1527, ND7:891, 926, British brig, possibly a transport, Capt T. Brice, Jamaica to Londonderry, taken by Americans and retaken by British Cerberus, 1776.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, empty, Capt Stevenson, taken and retaken, 1776.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt James Webber, captured at Newfoundland, Nov 1776, and libelled soon afterwards.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt Damphia, 1776.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt Simonet, Isle Madam to market, 1776.


Betsey.

R76III:312, ND10:1204, British schooner, 30 tons, Capt Foster, captured at Nova Scotia, by Capt Agreen Crabtree, 1776.


Betsey.

ND10:1204, British brig, 115 tons, Capt Wormstead, Boston to Halifax, captured 5 Sep 1776. Betsey. McM:12, C38, the CT armed sloop Charming Sally captured a Betsey, Gaspee to Jamaica with fish, Capt William Clark, 6 Sep 1776.


Betsey.

R76II:343, British vessel, Capt Wray, London to Lisbon, captured 1776.


Betsey.

McM:381, British brigantine of Jamaica, in 1776 captured by MD vessel. Eller:271, Guadaloupe for Halifax captured by MD privateer Enterprise, Capt James Campbell.


Betsey.

ND6:749, Eller:271, Guernsey brigantine from St Croix captured in 1776 by MD privateer Enterprise, Capt James Campbell.


Betsey.

ND10:1204, schooner, Capt Foster, captured by Agreen Crabtree and tried 14 Nov 1776.


Betsey.

McM:203, British ship captured in 1776 by an MA vessel.


Betsey.

ND4:499, 1175, British sloop, Capt Heath, captured 30 Jan 1776 in MA waters by Capt House and four whale boats and libeled in MA.


Betsey.

McM:288/9, British tender captured in May 1776 by a PA vessel.


Betsey.

R76III:312, Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt Withycomb, Newfoundland to market, 80 tons, captured by Americans but released, 1776.


Betsey.

R76III:312, Force:5:III:1527, British transport, Capt Dalmast, from London, captured 1776.


Betsey.

R76III:312, Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt Clarke, Gaspee to Jamaica, captured 1776.


Betsey.

ND10:1204, sloop, captured by Daniel Waters with trial of 15 Oct 1776.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1527, Capture:13, ND7:190, 443, British vessel, Capt Jarrold/Gerrald, London to Halifax, 180 tons, taken by American brigantine Washington on 2 Nov 1776, and retaken by British Hope, 17 Nov 1776. ND6:1124, this may be the schooner captured by Hope, 1776.


Betsy.

Eastman:60, Scotch privateer brig captured by Capt. Talbot.


Betsey.

ND7:704, 494, British brigantine, Capt Mathew Ray, captured and sold by American True Blue, late 1776.


Betsey.

ND7:90, probably a British sloop, Capt Benjamin Williams, active in late 1776, allowed to return to Bermuda.


Betsey.

ND7:809, British transport captured by rebels 28 Dec 1776.


Betsey.

McM:12, ND8:309, 528, British schooner, Capt William Clark, captured in Jan 1777 by American Charming Sally.


Betsey.

Eller:279, British schooner, Capt Benjamin Tyler, captured by MD armed vessel Recovery in Chesapeake Bay, c 1777.


Betsey.

McMA:33, ND6:691, 788, GWNavy:233, Hearn:216-217, British sloop, 58 tons, Capt Horrick, taken 3 May 1777 by the MA Lee, Capt Skimmer.


Betsey.

R77:108, British vessel, Capt Martindale, 1777. R77:405 shows Oporto to Bristol, but this may be for another vessel.


Betsey.

R77:405, ND9:124, 195, ND10:535, British sloop, Capt Kehoe, Dublin to Jamaica, captured by General Washington, 1777. R77:514, British sloop, Capt James Keagh/Kehoe/Keogh, , Honduras to Jamaica, captured 16 June 1777 by SC privateer sloop General Washington.


Betsey.

R77:405, ND9:21, 173, British sloop, Capt Nathaniel Horrick, captured on the Banks of Newfoundland, by Lee, libelled and condemned in Boston, MA Middle District, and to be sold, 26 June 1777.


Betsey.

CTP:236, British brig, Capt Bayley Warren, Barbados to Liverpool, rum and sugar, captured 12 Jul 1777 by CT sloop Trumbull.


Betsy.

Capture:12-13, C25, McM:4, British brigantine from East Florida to Jamaica captured 27 July 1777 by the CT LM sloop Trumbull, Capt Henry Billings, then later recaptured by British brig crew members on 8 Aug 1777 and taken into Halifax. Capture:10-12, C25.


Betsey.

Nessor:152, British brig, captured by the Surprise, Capt Gustavus Conyngham, sent to Newport, but recaptured by the British in the Atlantic.


Betsey.

R77:108, British vessel, Capt Cully, London to Plymouth, with provisions, 1777.


Betsey.

R77:405, British vessel, Capt Waring, Barbados to Quebec, taken and retaken, 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:616 British brig, Capt John Gimbles, Newfoundland to Leghorn, captured in 1777 by MA Civil Usage.


Betsey.

ND8:699, British brig, Capt Sam Gerrich, captured in 1777 by American Rattlesnake.


Betsey.

R77:513, British vessel, Capt Booth, Africa to West Indies, 170 slaves, captured 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:21, British brigantine, Capt William Smith, libelled in MA Middle District, 24 Jun 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:393, British sloop with provisions for British troops, captured by American privateer off the Boult, 2 June 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:1204, sloop, Capt Halliburton, probably British, active 1777.


Betsey.

R77:513, British vessel, Capt Gamblet, West Indies to New York, captured 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:703, 950, British schooner, Capt Thomas Muir, captured in 1777 by American Vixen, recaptured by ship’s own crew and taken into New York.


Betsey.

NLHS:I:IV:42, CTN:144, British/Tory sloop, Capt William Robbins, libeled in New London Marine Court by the CT state cruiser/schooner Mifflin, Capt John Kerr, May 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:21, British brigantine, Capt William Smith, apparently captured and libelled in 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:15-16, 354, 617n, probably 3 British vessels libelled in MA Middle District, 1777.


Betsey.

Mc207, 346, British brig, prize of the cutter Dolphin of Nantes, France, Capt Samuel Nicholson, recaptured by the British, Jun 1777, and taken to Liverpool, England. ND9:429, 474, ND11:877, British brig, Capt John Montgomery, captured by American Reprisal, Lexington, Dolphin, carried into Liverpool by prizemaster, Jean-Baptiste Tanaÿs, fils. The rest of the prize crew deserted in Liverpool.


Betsey.

ND9:519, British brig, Capt Benjamin Ridgwood/Bigwood, Tinmouth to Ireland, captured by MA Civil Usage, 22 Nov 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:354, 415, 1205, R77:513, British sloop, 80 tons, Capt Robert Grant, Halifax to Quebec, captured by Cutter, Dolphin, Terrible, 25 Nov 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:655, R77:405, British privateer vessel belonging to Antigua, Capt John Weatherdon, captured 1777 by American crewmen who had been pressed aboard from prison in Grenada. They arrived in SC with the vessel in Nov or Dec 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:66, schooner, captured by Rainbow, recaptured by Reprisal, 8 Oct 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:902, schooner, Capt John Galle, captured by Centaur, 12 Oct 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:619, frigate, Capt Thomas Palmer, Nov 1777. Allen:80 shows an American sloop, 4 guns, 5 men, Capt John Palmer, owner Isaac Sears of Boston, 21 June 1777.


Betsy.

ND11:1092, British brig from Dublin, Capt John Murphy, captured 11 Mar 1778 by American Revenge, Capt Conyngham.


Betsey.

ND10:1204, Sloop, Capt Heath, captured and tried 25 Apr 1778.


Betsey.

ND10:1206, British schooner, Capt Saywood, 50 tons, Nova Scotia fisherman, taken by Conte Pea, 9 Jun 1778.


Betsey.

ND10:1206, British schooner, Capt Hunter, Martinique to Halifax, taken by Kingsman Peverly, 29 Jun 1778.


Betsy.

British vessel, Capt Thomas Simmons, sent to Salem 1 Sep 1778, prize master John Foster, retaken by British 6 Sep 1778.


Betsey.

CTN:144, British sloop, Capt Robinson, captured by CT Minerva, 1778.


Betsey.

CTP:219, British schooner, 80 tons, Capt Thomas Atwick, 2 guns, captured Sep 1778 by CT sloop Squirrel.


Betsey.

C174, ND10:662, schooner, Capt Ross, captured by Milford, 4 Dec 1777. Probably the reported British sloop captured in early 1778 by the CT state schooner Mifflin, Capt John Kerr.


Betsey.

C52, British vessel captured in 1778 by the PA armed boat Recovery, Capt Gear Chadwick.


Betsy.

DaviesXVI:133, British vessel, Capt Thomas Middleton, captured by French; but Capt Middleton destroyed his papers and would not disclose destination of British fleet, Jan 1779.


Betsey.

ND10:1207, British schooner, Capt David Corning, 30 tons, Yarmouth, N. S. to Boston, captured 2 Sep 1779 by the RI sloop Dolphin, Capt Isaac Tyler.


Betsey.

CC:M247, R44, #37, p 207, M:316, British LM brig captured in Sep 1779 by Continental sloop Argo, Capt Silas Talbot. FordXVI:211, 221, the brig was taken from him by three Philadelphia brigs, and Capt Talbot had to sue in court for rights of capture.


Betsey.

CTP:255, British vessel taken by Fairfield, CT, privateers, probably one of the above.


Betsey/Betsy.

Mc:269, FW3:433, Morison:210, 355, British LM of 22 guns from Liverpool, captured by the Alliance, Capt Pierre Landais, and was sent to Bergen, Norway, from the Northwestern tip of Scotland in 1779, then returned to the British. RM8:582, Capt John Paul Jones also considered the Betsey his prize.


Betsy.

Capture:14, British shallop captured in 1779 off the coast of Newfoundland by the privateer Hibernia from Newbury, then later recaptured off Cape Negro by the British.


Betsey.

ND10:616, brig, Capt John Gimbles, captured by Civil Usage, 27 Nov 1779.


Betsey.

McM:427-428, there is conflicting information on this small collier brig from Swansea to Penzance, captured by the Black Prince, Capt Pat Dowling in Dec 1779. It is first said she was ransomed, then that she actually reached Brest, France as a prize.


Betsey.

ND10:1208, sloop, Capt Collicut, probably British, 80 tons, Halifax to Chester, captured by Centipede and tried 25 Jul 1780.


Betsy.

Appeals Case 71, sloop, nominally American from Sandwich, 40 tons, registered at Plymouth, moving cargo of wood for the British as Tories, captured by Americans Nov 1780, and libelled.


Betsey.

McMA:137, JA9:51, British merchantman, captured in 1780 near the British Isles by the MA Essex.


Betsey.

CTP:68, British schooner captured in Dec 1780 by CT brigantine, Defiance.


Betsey.

Eller:279, schooner, Capt Benjamin Tyler, captured Jul 1781 by MD privateer armed brig Recovery.


Betsey.

CTP:62, British petiaugre, Capt John Mathews, captured in Long Island Sound August 1781 by CT galley Black Joak/Joke, Capt Enoch Willett. C338.


Betsey.

British pettiauger, captured in Aug 1781 by PA privateer boat Black Joke.


Betsey.

CTP:65, British schooner, Capt John Smith, captured with British cargo bound for Long Island on 21 Sep 1781 by CT schooner Chatman, Capt Joshua Griffith. C130.


Betsey.

ND10:1208, British brig, Capt Goatlier/Goatier, 170 tons, Halifax to Leeward Islands, captured by Jonathan Marsten, and tried 2 Oct 1781.


Betsey.

CTP:248, NR10:1209, British privateer schooner, Capt John Robinson, 6 guns, 16 men, cargo of fish for British army, from Halifax to New York, captured 27 Oct 1781 by CT schooner Young Cromwell, Capt William Wattles, probably libelled 6 Nov 1781. C328.


Betsey.

CTP:62, British schooner, Capt John Green, captured off Long Island, May 1782 by CT privateer Black Sloven, Capt James Young. C346.


Betsey.

CTP:219, British sloop, Capt Joseph Roach, doing illicit trade with Long Island, captured 11 Jul 1782 by CT armed boat, Spy, Capt George Rogers. C262.


Betsey.

Appeals Case 77, schooner, formerly called the Success, captured by DE armed boat Trimmer, Capt John Earle, in 1782.


Betsey.

NR10:1209, British schooner, Capt Thomas Lowden, Nova Scotia, taken by MA privateer ship Dispatch, June 1782, probably tried 25 Jul 1782.


Betsey.

NR10:1209, British sloop, Capt Haliburton, Nova Scotia, taken by Spitfire, 3 Dec 1782.


Betsey.

CTP:190, C169, British sloop, large cargo, captured 5 Jan 1783 by CT armed boats Rattlesnake, Viper, Saratoga, Capt Ebenezer Jones.


American or Allied vessels:


Betsey.

ND1:1362, 1378, ND2:53, apparently an American/SC snow, Capt William Waud, 100 tons, 9 men, from Annapolis, MD, to Lisbon, 29 Dec 1774, and again in Apr 1775, with flour, apparently sold in Lisbon, Portugal, by Sep 1775. In Apr 1775 to Annapolis from Isle of May with salt. ND3:1367, ??? snow, Capt William Waud, entered Baltimore from Portugal 10 Apr 1775. (The dates do not seem reasonable.)


Betsy.

Robertson(1959):179, sixteen ships of this name were litigated before the Vice-Admiralty Court of Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica, during the war. (The records for Kingston are known in summary, but the details are mostly not readable.)


Betsey.

PCOII:148, prize of Capt Silas Talbot, Cont. sloop Argo, captured by a brigantine out of an American port.


Betsey.

ND1:185, American sloop from Eastern Shore sold at Burwell’s Ferry, VA, after being tried in British Vice-Admiralty Court, 18 Apr 1775.


Betsey.

ND3:1369, Schooner, entered Baltimore from St Lucia, 31 Jul 1775.


Betsey.

ND1:602, Newport, RI sloop, Capt Wightman, cleared Philadelphia with flour 29 May 1775, some of which he imprudently sold to a Tory in Newport, Mr. Rome.


Betsey/Two Sisters.

ND2:352, a sloop sent to Martinico for powder and ammunition was loading (and had engaged a French captain while in harbor), was boarded by Lt G. Grant Gordon of HMS Argo, which was planning to take the Betsey  as a prize. The French captain drove off the boarding party with a pike, and the French Governor of the Island ordered the Argo out of the harbor, Oct 1775.


Betsey.

ND2:1035, schooner, Capt Jasper Griffin, permitted to leave Philadelphia, Nov 1775, with cargo for some foreign port.


Betsey.

ND2:1300, ship in SC port, permit to sail requested by Fenwick Bull denied as the HMS Scorpion was outside the harbor seeking provisions, 1775. Fraser:77, this may be the ship armed to patrol off Charleston.


Betsey.

ND2:1376, American sloop, with lumber for West Indies, captured by British Lively, cargo taken by British navy.


Betsey.

ND2:1349, 1354, probable American sloop, Capt George Rankin, from Roanoke to from Barbadoes to Roanoke in Apr 1775, out, 6 Jun 1775. ND3:985, sloop, Capt George Rankin, bonded at Edenton, NC, 25 Jan 1776.


Betsey.

ND2:1349, ??? brig, Capt John Kennedy, from St Eustatia to Roanoke, Apr 1775, in ballast.


Betsey.

ND2:1349, ??? schooner, Capt James Robinson, to Barbadoes, May 1775, from St Eustatia to Roanoke in ballast, Aug 1775.


Betsey.

ND2:1359, ??? sloop, 15 tons, Capt John Hardy, to St Christopher, fish and lumber, Jul 1775.


Betsy.

ND3:420, 421, 430, American vessel searched in Dec 1775 by HM cutter Goodwill, Lt Johnston without finding any letters to Americans.


Betsey.

ND3:195, sloop, Capt Cooper, moving supplies to Nathaniel Shaw, Jr, of New London, CT, Dec 1775.


Betsy.

ND3:86, sloop, Capt Edward Chapell, sailed for Philadelphia, then to New York, where he planned to depart in Dec 1775.


Betsy.

ND3:430, ??? Master Paine ordered to seize vessel, 11 Dec 1775.


Betsey.

ND3:150, brig, Capt Benjamin Wormstead, delivered vessel to Deer Island, 18 Dec 1775.


Betsey.

ND2:1351, ??? schooner, 35 tons, Capt John Gale, from Cape Nichola Mole for Barbadoes, in Jun 1775, also to Nicholas Mole, Oct 1775, and to Roanoke, in Ballast, Jan 1776.


Betsy.

ND3:685, Master George Rankin, bond for 25 Jan 1776.


Betsy.

ND3:1081, RI sloop, Capt Simon Davis, Providence, RI owners, bonded 1 Feb 1776.


Betsey.

ND3:1080, ND4:499, 1175, probably British sloop, Capt William Heath, active, Mid 1776, captured and brought in to Barnstable, 1 Feb 1776 or 20 Apr 1776.


Betsy.

ND3:1370, ??? vessel, Master John Ayer, entered Baltimore from Hispanolia 3 Jan 1776.


Betsey.

American brig, Capt Thomas Wood, captured Feb 1776 by British Argo.


Betsey.

ND5:213, American sloop, Capt Christopher Bradley captured by Phoenix 8 Apr 1776.


Betsey.

ND4:1474, sloop, Capt George Coggeshall, RI to NY and CT, 15 Mar 1776.


Betsey.

ND4:1481, sloop, Capt Jared Starr, RI to CT in ballast 20 Apr 1776.


Betsey.

ND4:578-80, 1279, 1399, probably American sloop, Capt John Tucker, active mid 1776, disposed of cargo at Bermuda 3 May 1776.


Betsey.

ND4:217, ND5:212, sloop, Capt Alexander Gardner, captured 8 Mar 1776 at New York by British Phoenix.


Betsey.

ND4:1095, 1132, probably American brig, Capt James Eastman, active, mid 1776 to Cadiz 4 May.


Betsey.

ND4:703, American vessel loaded with rice captured by HM St. John, and taken to St Augustine, Apr 1776.


Betsey.

ND4:670, ND5:212, 213, sloop, Capt Christopher Bradley, owner Rodney/Richard Westcott, captured and sunk 5 Apr 1776 at Gravesend Bay by British Phoenix, tender to the Scarborough.


Betsey.

ND4:496, 517, probably American sloop, Capt Gray, active mid 1776, captured 12 Mar 1776 by British Antelope.


Betsey.

ND4:105, 1424, ND5:260, probably British sloop, Capt John Atkinson, active mid 1776, captured by Americans (Washington’s fleet) 20 Apr 1776.


Betsey.

ND4:597, 755, probably American sloop, Capt Wey, active mid 1776, captured by Br. Roebuck. Force:5:III:1525, American vessel, Master C. Wey, Chinkateague to Philadelphia, destroyed 4 Apr 1776 off Cape Hinlopen by British Roebuck.


Betsey.

ND4:1095, 1132, American brig, Capt John Eastman, in May 1776 sailed from Leghorn, then stopped at Tenerife where the Capt went ashore, and seaman took the brig into Cadiz.


Betsey.

ND4:1376, ND5:813, ND11:124, VA brig, Capt Thomas Wood, captured in early 1776 by Br. Argo, Capt William Garnier, condemned in Antigua, 3 Apr 1776. Re-named the Rover, with Capt John Hunter, and recaptured by RI privateer Montgomery, Capt Daniel Bucklin, and sent into Dartmouth 11/12 June 1776.


Betsey.

Upton:108, NH lugger, 2 guns, 10 men, one of the smallest NH privateers.


Betsy.

a Boston brig which moved muskets and gunpowder via Portugal, c 1776/77.??????????????


Betsey.

ND4:217, ND5:213, sloop, Capt Alexander Gardner, Philadelphia to Egg Harbor, NJ, in ballast, sunk in Mar 1776 by the Phoenix.


Betsey.

CTRec:604, CT privateer sloop, 1 gun, 8 swivels, 20 men, Capt E. Brown.


Betsey.

ND4:495-496, sloop, Capt Gray, Jamaica to Georgia, captured Mar 1776 by the Antelope.


Betsey.

ND5:117, ND6:1124, American schooner captured by HM sloop Hope, sent into Halifax where it was condemned in May 1776.


Betsey.

ND5:646, American schooner, Capt Williams, Jos. Donaldson, by request of Congress, permitted to go down the Delaware with pilots, Jun 1776.


Betsey.

ND5:1221, sloop, Capt John Granberry, allowed by VA to trade with Hispaniola, Jul 1776.


Betsey.

ND5:870, British sloop, captured by American Revenge, 2 Jul 1776.


Betsy.

ND5:628, 1104, 1134, American sloop, Capt Thomas Willy, captured by British Orpheus, mid 1776.


Betsey.

ND5:648, American sloop, Capt Jonathan Harr, with Delaware River and Bay passes 8 Jun 1776.


Betsey.

ND5:648, American sloop, Capt John Harr, qualified to take no pilot down the Delaware except Chevaux de Frize, June 1776.


Betsy.

Force:5:III:1523, ND5:628, American pilot boat, Master Thomas Wiley/Willy, Philadelphia to the West Indies, driven on shore near Cape Henlopen by the British Orpheus, Capt Charles Hudson, and destroyed, 19 Jun, 1776.


Betsey.

ND5:470, sloop, sold at Beverly 11 Jun 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:853, American brig, Capt Dresser, captured by British Pomona, 19 Sep 1776.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1524, ND6:1019, 1391, American vessel, Master Alexander Wilson, Boston to Bourdeaux, captured in 1776 by the British Perseus.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1524, ND6:1332, American vessel, Master J. Arthur, New London to Cape François, captured in 1776 by British Cerberus.


Betsey.

ND6:976, 1354, ship, Capt William Stephens, probably American, active fall 1776, on way to Philadelphia Oct 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:17, 60, , sloop, Capt Benjamin Bigelow, arrived with powder in New London, CT, after being chased by British Cerberus, 1776, active fall 1776, at Nantucket from Bermuda 30 Jul 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:11, sloop, Capt James Ferguson, probably American, active fall 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:896, sloop, Capt Josh Hayman, probably American, active, fall 1776, permit to go to Cayenne 18 Sep 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:976, 1354, Capt William Stephens/Stevens, shipments from Philadelphia to William Bingham in Martinique, 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:1441, American schooner, Capt Joshua Storrs imported gunpowder, 1776.


Betsy.

ND11:124, American brig, Capt Thomas Wood, captured 3 Apr 1776 by British Argo, Capt William Garnier.


Betsy.

Capture:13, American schooner, master Henry White, captured before 27 Apr 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:691, sloop, captured by Lee 5 Sep 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:727, schooner, Capt Hugh Sherwood, permission by MD Council of Safety to go to any port allowed by Congress, 1776, specifically to Martinique 8 Sep 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:1171, schooner, Capt Will Newman, captured 25 Sep 1776 by British Winchelsea.


Betsey.

ND6:1019, schooner, Capt Alexander Wilson, captured 27 Sep 1776 by British Perseus.


Betsey.

ND6:1332, schooner, Capt E. Bacon, captured 19 Oct 1776 by British Cerberus.


Betsey.

C123, ND6:1421-22, CT sloop, Capt Elizur Goodrich of Wethersfield, commissioned 26 Oct 1776 by state of CT to sail from New London, CT, to Mary Galante, West Indies, for salt, captured by British privateer and taken into Tortula.


Betsey.

ND6:11, sloop, Capt James Ferguson, owner Robert Smith of Edenton, NC, to export to any French or neutral island. 1776.


Betsey.

ND6:1441, schooner, Williamsburg, VA, received supplies from this vessel, 28 Oct 1776.


Betsey/Rover.

C40, American brig, captured by HM frigate Argo, recaptured by American privateer Montgomery, Capt Daniel Bucklin, and sent into Dartmouth, MA.


Betsy.

ND7:736, probably American vessel, Capt Angus, active late 1776, off Sicily, Jamaica, 11 Nov 1776.


Betsy.

Merchant ship in West Indies trade, 1776. Howard:4, perhaps the sloop in West Indies trade commanded by Capt Seth Harding.


Betsey.

American schooner, captured by British Antelope, Dec 1776.

Eller:319, Petersburg, VA sloop, captured with salt in Chesapeake Bay by British Emerald in Jan 1777.


Betsey.

ND7:1204, sloop, Capt Joseph Bright, American, active 1776, captured by Emerald, 14 Feb 1777.


Betsey.

CTP:266, New London, CT, sloop, Capt Lemuel Deming of Wethersfield, arrived safely at Martinico, c Jul 1777, probably one of the CT vessels moving salt and powder.


Betsey.

Appeals:xxxviii, 162:9:77, the schooner, and Ridgway the appelant, versus Earle, the appellee. Probably the schooner mentioned by Cont. Congress, 1775, p 354. There was later mention of such a schooner in 1779, p 1341.


Betsey.

ND7:90, sloop, Capt Benjamin Williams, seems to be same vessel moving salt from Bermuda to VA, c 1776.


Betsey.

ND7:102, American schooner captured by British Maidstone, 10 Nov 1776.


Betsey.

ND7:1061-62, Capt Ford, active 1776. He took guns and other goods from the disabled Ninety-two and delivered them safely to America.


Betsey.

ND7:536, schooner, mentioned by John Langdon as arriving safely at Portsmouth, 1776.


Betsey.

ND7:61-62, brig, Capt Joseph Dean libeled, tried and acquitted, owner Richard Derby, Jr, 1776/77. This brig had been captured by the MA Tyrannicide.


Betsey.

McPA:244, Continental ship in service in 1776, probably the one which took Silas Deane to France. Smith:64, McPA:204, American sloop carrying Silas Deane to France in 1776. May be the sloop mentioned in Cont. Congress, 1776, pp 706, 931, 964. Mill:211, this may be the sloop captured at St Eustatia and one person sent to Mill Prison, 1781.


Betsey.

ND7:1153, American schooner, Capt Robert Lennis, captured by British Portland, Capt Thomas Dumaresq, condemned at Antigua 10 Dec 1776.


Betsey.

ND7:102, probably American schooner, captured in late 1776 by Maidstone, probably British.


Betsey.

ND11:448, American sloop, molasses, etc, captured 10 Nov 1776 by British Maidstone, Capt Alan Gardner.


Betsey.

ND11:448, American schooner, fish & lumber, captured in 1776 by British Antelope, Capt Will Judd.


Betsey.

Force:5:III:1526, ND7:358, 872, American sloop, master Josh. Hayman, St Martin’s to Baltimore, salt, captured 22 Dec 1776 by British Pearl.


Betsey.

CTP:8, ND7:597, ND8:1063, CT schooner, Capt James Lamphier, Jr, New London to West Indies for salt, 1777. R77:236, from New London, captured Dec 1776 by British Galatea 25 Dec 1776.


Betsey.

ND7:592, brig, Capt Thomas Slater, captured by Wasp, 24 Sep 1776.


Betsey.

NR:234, LCP:20/21, ND7:190, ND8:369, MD sloop, LM, 10 guns 20 men, Capt Robert Dashiell, captured by British Washington, 2 Nov 1776.


Betsey.

ND7:104, frigate, Capt Thomas Palmer, purchased Nov 1776.


Betsey.

Appeals:xxxviii, 162:1:4, the sloop vs Barry.


Betsey.

Appeals:xxxviii, 162:8:71, the sloop, claimant Bradley vs Old.


Betsey.

McPA:332, American sloop, captured by British Fame, Capt William Neilson, then recaptured the next day by the PA Holker and RI Hope.


Betsey.

ND8:115. 305. American sloop captured in 1777 by British Boreas, Badger.


Betsey.

ND8:638, American sloop captured in 1777 by British Milford.


Betsey.

ND8:490, American sloop, Capt Thomas Baker, captured by British Hind, 1777.


Betsey.

CTP:266, CT sloop from New London, Capt William Packwood, arrived safely at St Eustatius, July 1777.


Betsey.

ND8:360, 549, schooner, Capt Lebras, captured by British Zephyr, 1777. ND9:596, American schooner, Capt William Le Cras, captured by British Zephyr, 1777.


Betsey.

R77:231, American vessel, Capt Joseph Frith, from St Croix, captured by British Emerald, 1777.


Betsey.

R77:232, American vessel, Capt John Churchward, from North Carolina, captured by British in 1777.


Betsey.

R77:234, American vessel, Capt Jonathan Tucker, from Salem, MA, captured by British in 1777.


Betsy.

ND8:82-83, American schooner captured 7 Jan 1777 by British Pearl.


Betsey.

ND8:360, 549, American schooner, Capt Lebras, captured 9 Jan 1777 by British Zephyr.


Betsey.

ND8:35, 490, American schooner, Capt John Holmes, captured and tried by British Portland.


Betsey.

ND8:528, schooner, Capt William Clark, captured by Charming Sally, 16 Jan 1777.


Betsey.

McPA:317, sloop owned by Stephen Girard taken into public service in 1777.


Betsey.

ND8:163, recaptured by Hope, 9 Jan 1777.


Betsey.

ND8:1019, sloop captured by Americans and libelled.


Betsey.

DaviesXIII:771, suspected to be an American ship in the Thames, Capt T. Barnard.


Betsey.

ND8:1053, American ship, Capt Joseph Frith, captured by British Emerald, 14 Feb 1777.


Betsey.

ND8:151, NH schooner, 19 Mar 1777, permitted to go to West Indies.


Betsy.

ND8:414, 1055, R77:232, American vessel, Capt George Shockley, from Dartmouth, captured 8 Mar or 23 April 1777 by British Phoenix.


Betsy.

ND8:1059, American ship, Capt Jonathan Tucker, captured by British Unicorn, 13 Mar 1777.


Betsy.

ND8:131, schooner, sought payment for supplies 17 Mar 1777.


Betsey.

ND8:699, brig, Capt Sam Gerrich, captured by Rattlesnake and brought into Dominica, 21 Mar 1777.


Betsy.

R77:235, American vessel, from South Carolina, captured by British, 1777.


Betsey.

R77:234, American vessel, Capt John Moody, from Boston, captured by British in 1777.


Betsey.

Robertson(1959):193, sloop of Bristol, RI, litigated in 1777 at Kingston, Jamaica.


Betsey.

ND8:490, American sloop, Capt Thomas Baker, captured in 1777 by British Hind.


Betsey.

ND8:115, 395, American sloop, captured in 1777 by British Boreas, Badger.


Betsey.

ND8:638, American sloop, captured in 1777 by British Milford.


Betsey.

Robertson(1959):110, 195, ship of Bristol, RI, captured by the British and taken to Jamaica.

JA8:85, possibly the ship mentioned.


Betsy.

ND8:1060, sloop, captured by British Diamond, Greyhound 28 April 1777.


Betsey.

ND8:442, schooner purchased for Cont. use, 1777.


Betsy.

McM:317, PA sloop, 1777


Betsy.

ND8:58, 1055, American sloop, Capt John Churchward, captured by British Phoenix, 8 Mar 1777.


Betsy.

ND8:354, schooner, Capt John Coram, 1777, was impressed by the Cont. Navy frigate Virginia by Capt Nicholson. He was ordered released.


Betsy.

ND11:129, American sloop, Capt John Tucker, captured by British Reprizal, Capt William Bell, 31 Mar 1777.


Betsey.

ND4:578-80, sloop, Capt John Tucker, to sail to Bermuda in Mar 1776 and apply for registry in Bermuda through Esq. Henry Tucker. ND11:129, captured by sloop Reprisal, Capt William Bell and condemned 31 Mar 1777.


Betsy.

ND8:95, 490, American sloop, Capt James Howland, captured by British Portland, Capt Thomas Dumaresq, condemned at Antigua 4 Apr 1777.


Betsy.

ND11:125, American schooner, Capt John Holmes, captured by British Portland, Capt Thomas Dumaresq, condemned at Antigua 4 Apr 1777.


Betsey.

ND8:320, PA privateer schooner, Capt Moses Griffing, at St. Nicholas, 11 Apr 1777.


Betsey.

ND8:442, schooner, purchased for Cont. service 26 Apr 1777.


Betsey.

PCOI:114, merchant schooner purchased for public service by Levinus Clarkson and John Dorsius Apr 1777.

Betsy. ND8:455, American sloop, captured by British Scarborough, 28 Apr 1777.


Betsey.

ND11:449, American sloop, with flour, bread, and staves, captured in 1777 by British Boreas, Capt Charles Thompson.


Betsey.

Eller:320, American merchantman near Elizabeth River talked to sailors of British warship, then failed to warn two other American vessels, which were captured, c 1777.


Betsey.

ND11:452, NC sloop, Capt S. Hood, loaded with sugar, molasses, captured by British Winchelsea, Capt N. Bateman.


Betsey.

ND9:104, ND11:125, American sloop, Capt Robert Lennis, captured by British Portland, May or June 1777.


Betsey.

ND8:ND9:225, 254, American brig, Capt John Moody/Moodie, captured by British Unicorn, then run ashore and recaptured by RI militia, 7 May 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:324, American sloop, Capt Job Prince, captured by British Diamond, Greyhound, May 1777.


Betsey.

American vessel, Capt James Sayers, captured June 1777.


Betsey.

American vessel, Capt Osaias Goodwin, captured June 1777.


Betsey.

American vessel, Capt Richard Culley, captured June 1777.


Betsey.

American vessel, Capt Wilson, captured June 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:102, Guineaman type vessel purchased or taken by the Royal Navy as Comet, 12 Jun 1777.


Betsy.

ND9:429, brig, Capt John Montgomery, captured by Reprisal, Lexington, and Dolphin, Jun 1777. This was also reported as a ship captured by Jean Baptiste Tonnays 19 June 1777.


Betsey.

Allen:80, MA privateer sloop, 4 swivels, 5 men, Capt John Palmer in Jun 1777


Betsey.

ND9:758, American sloop, Capt Long, captured by British Hope, 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:41, American sloop, Capt Samuel Wardwell, captured by British Orpheus, 6 June 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:104, ND11:127, American sloop, Capt William Richardson, captured by British Cygnet, Capt Robert Stratford, condemned at Antigua, 18 June 1777.


Betsey.

ND11:451, American schooner, loaded with molasses, Cape François to Philadelphia, captured 27 June 1777 by British Glasgow, Capt Thomas Pasley.


Betsey.

ND9:240, ND11:184-185, American brig from Newbury, Capt George Lane, owner Eld. Lane, captured in Boston Bay by British Juno, 24 Jul 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:325, American schooner, Capt Johnston, captured by British Juno, 24 Jul 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:703, schooner, Capt Thomas Muir, captured by its own crew, 22 Jul or 3 Aug 1777.


Betsy.

Capture:13, ND11:184-185, American sloop captured at Machias River by British Rainbow 13 Aug 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:258, 745, American sloop, Capt John Phillipson, captured and scuttled by British

Emerald, Senegal, 10 Jul or 14 Aug 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:758, sloop, Capt Long, probably American, captured by Hope, 15 Aug 1777.


Betsy.

ND9:596, schooner, Capt William Le Cras, captured by British Zephyr, 22 Aug 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:1209, schooner, Capt Lowden, probably American, active 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:1206, schooner, Capt Hunter, probably American, active 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:1204, schooner, Capt Foster, probably American, active 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:1206, schooner, Capt Saywood, probably American, active 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:946-47, American sloop, Capt John Williams, captured by British Perseus, 20 Sep 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:185, 186, American schooner, Capt James Lampheer, captured by British Galatea/Glasgow, 1777.


Betsey.

ND9:908, American schooner, Capt Samuel Smith, captured and burnt by British Brune, Galatea, 10 Sep 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:902, 942, American schooner, Capt John Galle, Nantz, France to NC, captured in 1777 by British Centaur.


Betsey.

ND10:66, American schooner, captured by British Rainbow, then recaptured by American privateer brigantine Reprisal, Capt Paul Reed, Oct 1777.


Betsey.

Allen:80, MA privateer sloop, 10 guns, 25 men, Capt Enoch Coffin 10 Oct 1777, owner Tristram Dalton.


Betsey.

ND10:703, MD sloop, Capt Robert Dashiel, privateer commissioned 16 Nov 1777.


Betsey.

ND10:662, ND11:184-185, schooner, Capt Ross, Cape Porpoise to West Indies, captured in Dec 1777 by British Milford.


Betsy.

Capture:13, American schooner to the West Indies captured 5 Dec 1777.


Betsey.

ND11:24, American schooner, Capt Thomas Flinn, owner William Powell of Boston, from Boston to NC, captured and destroyed by British Phoenix, Capt Hyde Parker, Jan 1778


Betsy.

ND11:284, 644, American schooner, Capt Thomas Timpson, captured by British Ceres, Capt James R. Dacres, Feb 1778, sent to St. Christophers. R78:99, American schooner from Alexandria, VA.


Betsey.

ND11:, 453, VA schooner, loaded with tobacco, captured by British Winchelsea, Capt N. Bateman, 1778.


Betsey.

ND11:739, American privateer from New England, Capt Kilby, said to be in the West Indies, Mar 1778.


Betsey.

C55, American vessel captured by British, then recaptured 11 May 1778 by the American Revenue, Capt Samuel Champlin, Jr, assisted by the Revenge, Capt Conkling.


Betsey.

NR:234, LCP:18/19, PA brig, C31, LM, 2/4 guns, 6 swivels, 10 men, Capt Christopher Bradley, Aug 1778, #978.


Betsey.

CTP:9, CT ship, ND11:670, Capt William Packwood of New London, to Eustatia in 1777 for salt. On a subsequent trip, returning from SC, captured 7 Aug 1778 by British frigate off Montauk Point,


Betsey.

CTP:60, C211, CT privateer sloop, Capt Nathan Moore, cruised off Narragansett Bay, Sep 1778.


Betsey.

NR:235, LCP:18/19, PA schooner, LM, 6 guns 40 men, Capt Thomas Ridge, Sep 1778, #986.


Betsey.

NR:235, CTP:60, LCP:20/21, C36, CT sloop, LM, Capt Elisha Brown, #1049, Oct 1778, captured on first cruise and taken into Antigua.


Betsey.

NR:235, LCP:18/19, MD brig, LM, 10 guns, 12 men, Capt Benjamin Bradhurst, Nov 1778.


Betsey.

VANavy:155, built as a schooner but sailed as a brigantine in VA Navy, 1778-79, Capt John Archer and Capt John Young.


Betsey.

Allen:80, MA privateer brigantine, 6 guns, 20 men, Capt Nathaniel Bentley 1 Jan 1779, owners John Tracy and others of Newburyport.


Betsey.

Allen:80, MA privateer sloop, 4 guns, 10 men, Capt Elisha Smith 12 Jan 1779, owners Isaac Sears and others of Boston.


Betsy.

DaviesXVI:52, 243, French ship captured by British by Mar 1779.


Betsey.

McM:28, CTP:52, sloop, in British possession, recently captured from Capt Benjamin Crane, Newburn, NC, to Dartmouth, by the British privateer Sheelah, which was then recaptured by the CT sloop American Revenue, June 1779.


Betsey.

ND4:517, GA sloop, Capt Gray, captured by British Antelope, early 1779, near Jamaica.


Betsey.

CTP:9, CT sloop, Capt Elizur Goodrich of Wethersfield, New London to Mary Galante, West Indies, for salt, captured by British privateer and taken into Tortula.


Betsey.

R80I:350, Salem MA brig, Capt William Thomas, captured 1779.


Betsey.

Allen:80, MA privateer schooner, 1 swivel, 10 men, Capt René Chaloche 10 Jun 1779, owner John Larreguy and others of Boston.


Betsey.

NR:235, LCP:20/21, C4, PA sloop, LM, 10 guns, 25 men, Capt Joseph Allen, in action Nov 79.


Betsey.

NR:235, LCP:18/19, PA schooner, LM, 8 guns, 24 men, Capt Robert Harris, Sep 1779.


Betsey.

Allen:81, MA privateer schooner, Capt George West, Jr, 16 May 1780. C332, British vessel captured and made into an MA privateer schooner, Capt George West, Jr, re-captured in Oct 1781 by British Surprize. Kaminkow:220, Capt George West, re-capture before Oct 1781. This may be the vessel mentioned by Cont. Congress, 1781, p 1010.


Betsey.

Allen:81, MA privateer sloop, 6 guns,7 men, Capt John Bishop 20 June 1780, owners Stephen Bruce and others of Boston.


Betsey.

C344, Capt Abraham Wright of CT, Jun 1780.


Betsey.

Kaminkow:220, C27, Capt Offin Boardman, MA vessel, Nantes to VA, captured by British before June, 1780. NR:235, LCP:18/19, PA schooner, LM, 4 guns 14 men, Capt Alexander Thompson Ogilvie, Mar 1780. C281, 6 swivels, 20 men, Capt Enos Skellinger, Apr 1780. NR:236, LCP:18/19, PA schooner, LM, 4 guns 11 men, Capt John Harr, Jul 1780.


Betsey.

NR:236, LCP:20/21, PA ship, LM, Capt James Lincoln, Aug 1780.


Betsey.

Allen:81, NR:236, LCP:18/19, MA privateer brigantine, LM, 6 guns, 10 men, Capt Benjamin Willis of Boston 26 Sep 1780, #298.


Betsy.

Capture:13-14, American sloop, master Edward Millikin, captured 23 Oct 1780 on the coast of New England.


Betsey.

NR:236, LCP:18/19, PA schooner, LM, 6 guns, 20 men, Capt William Paul, Oct 1780.


Betsy.

Dandridge:186, schooner in VA Navy.


Betsey.

Allen:81, NR:236, LCP:18/19, MA privateer brigantine, LM, 4 guns, 9 men, Capt Peter Wells of Boston 29 Nov 1780, #317.


Betsey.

CTP:64, CT privateer boat, Capt John Barlow, captured the British Tartar on Oyster Bay, Long Island, 18 Dec 1780.


Betsy.

Mill:210, American brig taken Mar 1781, crew sent to Mill Prison.


Betsey.

VirginI:81, 83, Danish (or American) brigantine of St. Thomas, 1781. Probably the brigantine mentioned 1780 and later in Cont. Congress.


Betsey.

Allen:81, NR:236, M:96, MA privateer brigantine, LM, 6 guns, 20 men, Capt Barzillai Smith of Cape Cod 1 Jan 1781, #403, owners Isaac Smith and others of Boston.


Betsey.

C190, NH sloop, 4 guns, 10 men, Capt Benjamin Lurvy of MA in Feb 1779, later an MA sloop. Allen:81, NR:236, LCP:20/21, MA privateer sloop, LM, 10 guns, 40 men, Capt Benjamin Lurvy of Amesbury 2 Feb 1781, #414, owners Tristram Dalton and others of Newburyport.


Betsey.

Allen:81, NR:237, LCP:20/21, MA privateer ship, LM, 20 guns, 130 men, Capt Philemon Haskell of Gloucester in Feb 1781, #345.


Betsy.

Kaminkow:220, brig, captured Mar 1781, crew to Mill Prison.


Betsey.

R81II:259, American ship taken by the British, 1781. This may be the CT boat captured by the British in Mar 1781.


Betsey.

NR:237, LCP:20/21, PA ship, LM, 9 guns, 35 men, Capt John Burrows, Jun 1781, #888.


Betsey.

NR:237, LCP:18/19, MD schooner, LM, 8 guns, 25 men, Capt John Brice, Jul 1781.


Betsy.

Capture:12, brigantine, Boston to Amsterdam, master Edward Davis, West Indies cargo, captured off Nova Scotia 2 Aug 1781.


Betsy.

M880:3, prize schooner, prize of Capt Butler, Oct 1781, possibly taken with French help on the Chesapeake.


Betsey.

M880:3, schooner, Capt James Cunningham, moved supplies from Port Royal in support of Yorktown, Oct 1781.


Betsey.

M880:3, sloop, Capt Elliot, used in support of Yorktown operations, Oct 1781.


Betsey.

M880:4, schooner, Capt Robert Pitters, used in support of Yorktown operations, Oct 1781.


Betsey.

M880:3, sloop, Capt John Hobkins/Hopkins, ran aground while supporting Yorktown, cargo was carried on other vessels, Oct 1781.


Betsey.

M880:3, sloop, Capt Samuel Iles, from Alexandria, in support of Yorktown, Oct 1781.


Betsy.

Kaminkow:220, merchant ship, captured Oct 1781.


Betsey.

Allen:81, NR:237, LCP:18/19, Kaminkow:220, C138, MA privateer brig, LM, 6 guns, 25 men, Capt Jesse Harding of Boston 16 June 1781, captured in Nov 1781 by British Enterprise. C138.


Betsey.

FordXXI:1010, PA vessel, Capt Enos, captured a British flag of truce vessel, the Sally, Capt Jaheel Smith, carrying prisoners from Pensacola to New York, 1781, Spanish liaison, Francisco Rendon filing protest with Cont. Congress.


Betsey.

NR:237, LCP:18/19, PA schooner, LM, 4 guns 12 men, Capt George Dames, Nov 1781.


Betsey.

NR:238, LCP:18/19, PA brigantine, LM, 8 guns 20 men, Capt George Fleming, Dec 1781.


Betsey.

NR:237, LCP:18/19, PA brigantine, LM, 8 guns, 30 men, Capt Paul Cox, Jul 1781; Capt Bernard Gallagher, Dec 1781.


Betsey.

M:274, part of convoy in the combined Spanish/American attack on Nassau in 1782, Capt N. Cook, 18 men, 70 tons.


Betsey.

Allen:81, MA privateer ship, 8 guns, 40 men, Capt Joseph Dennis, undated, scuttled and burned.


Betsey.

CTP:193, schooner, probably from CT, Capt Daniel Goffe Phipps, made a voyage to St Kitts in 1782.


Betsey.

NR:238, LCP:18/19, NH lugger, LM, 2 guns 10 men, Capt John Mathews, Mar 1782, #50.


Betsy.

Kaminkow:238, C259, MA privateer, Capt James Robb in 1782, captured on voyage from Guadaloupe to Boston before June 1783.


Betsy.

Capture:48, schooner captured before 8 Jul 1782, probably sent to Penobscot.


Betsey.

McM:369, NH lugger, 1782.


Betsey.

C259, MA privateer, Capt James Rob, captured in 1782 by British Hornet, crew imprisoned.


Betsey.

R81II:376, American schooner going to RI taken by British, 1782.


Betsey.

Allen:81, NR:238, MA privateer brig, LM, 7 guns, 40 men, Capt, Patrick Maxwell, sailing from Boston in Feb 1783. There is a record for an MA brig under Capt Maxfield.


Betsey.

Klotz:91-102, American brigantine captured by Moroccans in 1784, which caused problems with Spain because Spain had treaties with the Moroccans. The Betsey was likely one of the vessels listed above.


Betsey and Anne.

ND5:359-360, sloop, Capt Benjamin Tucker, from Bermuda, at Greenwich, NJ in June 1776. This may be the sloop mentioned in Cont. Congress, 1776, p 417. NR:12, ND8:273, ND11:450, American sloop, captured in 1777 by British Glasgow, Capt Thomas Pasley. (The next vessel of this name is reported as a schooner.)


Betsey & Ann.

ND11:452, American schooner, loaded with tobacco and lumber, NC to St Croix, captured 4 Nov 1777 by British Glasgow’s tender, Capt Thomas Pasley.


Betsey & Molly..

ND3:1001, ND4:1228, American brig, Capt James Calvert, owner Cornelius Calvert, Glasgow to Norfolk, in ballast, captured off Cape Henry 26 Jan 1776 by HMS Liverpool and taken into Norfolk.


Betsey & Molly.

ND4:1376, sloop, Capt Hezekiah Perkins, captured by the ship Pomona, Capt William Young, in Windward Islands, 1 May 1776. This seems to be same as Betsy & Polly, ND11:125, American sloop, Capt Hezekiah Perkins, captured by Br. Pomona, Capt William Young, condemned at Antigua 12 Mar 1776.


Betsey and Nancy.

Schooner mentioned by Cont. Congress in 1780, p 795.


Betsey and Peggy.

S:87, VA schooner, 1780. Eller:470, captured in Feb 1781 laden with James River tobacco, by HMS Charleston, Capt Evans, and sent to Sandy Hook.


Betsey and Polly.

CTRec:606, British sloop, captured in April ??? by the CT privateer schooner Warren, Capt Adams.


Betsy & Polly.

ND11:124, American sloop, Capt Hezekiah Perkins, captured 12 Mar 1776 by Br Pomona, Capt William Young.


Betsey and Polly.

Force:5:III:1524, ND5:474, 873, American ship, master and owner John Hylton/Hilton, New York to Sandy Hook, captured 2 Jul 1776 by British Cerberus.


Betsy and Polly.

Blatchford:122, RI brig, Capt Robert Folger, captured by Tory privateer and crew taken to the Jersey Prison ship, NY, Feb 1783. Dandridge:316, brig from Providence, RI, captured 1783 and crew to prison ship in New York.


Betsey and Sally.

ND8:724, American schooner, Capt John Bayne, captured in 1777 by British Squirrel.


Betsey and Sally.

NR:238, LCP:20/21, MD schooner, LM, 12 guns, 11 men, Capt John Nichols, Oct 1779.


Betsey and Snake.

CTP:64, CT privateer boats, captured a British vessel 23 Jun 1780, New York to eastern Long Island.


Betty.

DaviesXIII:94, British vessel from Glasgow, captured Apr 1777 by American privateers.


Betsey.

Frigate. ND7:104, 362, 865, 1020, ND8:141, ND9:188 or 288, ship, Capt Thomas Palmer, sold at Martinique, 14 Jul 1777.


Betsey.

Vassal. Force:5:III:1524, ND6:1332, American schooner, master E. Bacon, Cape François to Barnstable, captured 1776 by

British Cerberus.


Betty.

ND3:1369, ??? sloop, Capt Richard Talbot, active in 1775, entering Baltimore from Norfolk, 24 Jul 1775.


Betty.

ND3:667, a brig captured and brought in by vessel Cherokee, 5 Jan 1776.


Betty.

Emmons:42/43, British ship captured by American Providence under H. Hacker.


Betty.

Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt Warren, Newfoundland to market, captured 1776.


Betty.

Howe:330fn, sloop prize, 60 tons, sold at auction in Beverly, May 1776.


Betty.

ND7:906, British brig, Capt John Sibbrell, libeled 1776/77 by John Paul Jones.


Betty.

ND7:33, British ship, Capt Thomas, captured by General Putnam, America.


Betty.

Force:5:III:1527, DaviesXIII:153, 329, Morison:81, 85, R77:236, ND7:267, ND8:703, 743, 1062, British empty collier/transport, Capt James Sutton, from Cape Breton, taken by Alfred, Commodore John Paul Jones off Louisbourg, and retaken by British Chatham, Nov 1776.


Betty/Betsey.

ND7:891, brig, Capt T. Brice, captured by Cerberus, 28 Dec 1776.


Betty.

ND7:1080, brigantine, 1776, probably British, with British prisoners sent to Newport, 1 Feb 1777.


Betty.

Force:5:III:1527, ND8:625, 859, British ship, Capt Campbell, Bordeaux to Londonderry, captured 1776 by American Reprisal, renamed Marguerite and sold, 1777.


Betty.

ND8:793, 800, 863, British sloop, captured and burned by Freedom, 23 Apr 1777.


Betty.

ND8:309, 464, British brigantine, Capt James Simonet, captured by American Hawke, Apr 1777.


Betty.

R77:405, ND9:93, British brig, Capt Darcy, Dublin to Antigua, captured by American Fly, 1 Jun 1777.


Betty.

ND9:534, sloop, Capt Sinclair, Bergen to London 26 Jul 1777.


Betty.

ND8:878, British sloop, Capt Nicholas de Moulpied, captured by Americans, 12 Aug 1777.


Betty.

ND8:1062, British brig, Capt Joseph Brice, captured by Americans, then recaptured by British Cerberus, 29 Dec 1777.


Betty.

ND10:885, schooner, Capt Williamson, probably British, active 1777.


Betty.

ND10:904-05, ship, probably British, Capt James Angue, active 1777.


Betty.

R77:514, ND11:219, British vessel, Capt James Dawson, Liverpool to Dominica, Dec 1777, captured by MA privateer schooner Harlequin, then recaptured by British Apollo and Venus and sent into Newport, Jan 1778.


Betty.

Howe:346, British schooner captured in 1778 by the Centipede of MA.


Betty.

C32, PA ship, 20 guns, 110 men, Capt John Brice, Apr 1780.


Betty.

NR:238, LCP:20/21, RI schooner, LM, 4 guns 25 men, Capt Elijah Lewis, Apr 1781, #651. Capture:14, schooner captured before 7 Dec 1782.


Betty & Helen.

ND3:1041, Capt M’Cormick, Philadelphia to Bristol, arrived June 1776.


Betty and Jenny.

ND9:714, ship, Capt A. Thompson, arroves at St Aigistome 5 Aug 1777.


Betu.

ND5:631, sloop, probably British, active, mid- 1776, at Hispanolia 19 June 1776.


Beverly.

ND6:349, sloop, Capt Daniel Redfield, in early 1776 had captured the mate of the British Niger and taken him into Amboy. The Beverly was itself captured 27 Aug 1776 by the British Halifax.


Beverly.

ND11:184, sloop, Capt Jonathan Vickers of Beverly, captured 1777 on coast of Nova Scotia by British Scarborough, and sent to Halifax.


Bickford.

British schooner captured as a prize in 1778 by the Centipede of MA.


Biddy.

Mc:451, British vessel, prize of the MA privateer Thorn, Capt Samuel Tucker, captured in 1781 and sold.


Bideford.

ND10:89, British snow, Capt John de Goris, captured by American Eagle, libelled in MA Middle District, 1777.


Le Bien Amié.

JA9:391, 20:54, LG:639, French ship of the line from Brest, 74 guns, with d’Orvilliers in 1778 and 1779. ND11:587-590, French ship of the line, 74 guns, Capt Marcel-Ambroise d’Aubenton, in 1778 a part of d’Estaing Squadron to America. R82I:51, in the French navy in Dec 1781 and Apr 1782.


Le Bien Heureux.

ND1054, R77:232, apparently a French ship, Capt Gaspar Giurlavi, from Martinique, captured by British Brune, Merlin, 15 Apr 1777.


Bienfaisant.

French brigantine which may have been in support in Havana during the Battle of Pensacola. Kaminkow:220, captured Jan 1782, and crewmen to Pembroke Prison in Wales.


Bilboa.

R80I:345, Spanish fregatte taken by the British, Jan 1780.


Bilbao Packet.

Allen:82, C193, MA privateer brigantine of 8 guns, 22 men, 75 tons, Capt William Mein/Main, 20 Nov 1776, owners Stephen Hooper and John Coffin Jones.


Billey.

ND7:637, 1024, British brig, Capt Elias Warren, captured by American Ranger, 23 Jan 1777, and carried into Newport. ND7:637, this may be the brigantine mentioned.


Billy and Mary/Bill & Mary.

R77:232, ND8:1055, ND9:292, American ship, Capt John Burrows, from Maryland, captured by British Phoenix, 28 Apr 1777.


Bird.

NR10:1206, British sloop, Capt Farnam, 40 tons, Nova Scotia fisherman, taken by William Dennis and John Brown, 11 Nov 1778.


Bird.

C48, PA brigantine, 6 guns, 20 men, Capt William Campbell, Mar 1782.


Bishop.

ND4:262, 300, sloop of New York Province, 9 Mar 1776, to be fitted out for war.


Bishop.

NR:239, LCP:20/21, PA schooner, LM, 8 guns, 20 men, Capt Richard Johns, Aug 1779.


Bishop of Landaff.

ND2:595, pilot boat of New York Harbor, owner Francis James, under control of NY Provincial Congress, Oct 1775, valued at 496 pounds, NY currency, and paid, Oct 1775. Paullin:471-472, NY sloop, 1776.


Bite.

ND8:149, 490, American sloop, Capt George Dames, captured by British Hind, 18 Mar 1777.


Bizarre.

ND11:990, 1004, LG:640, 654, French Navy ship of the line, Capt Comte de Monteclere, in d’Estaing’s Squadron to America in 1778. SchV:60, 64 guns, lost or grounded at Trincomalé in the East Indies, 1782.


Blackbird.

Howe:428, privateer schooner in operation in 1777.


Blackbird.

Allen:82, NR:239, Paine:454, LCP:20/21, Salem, MA privateer schooner, LM, 8 guns, 20 men, Capt William Groves of Salem, 6 Aug 1777, #337. ND10:89, MD privateer, Capt William Groves, captures Annabela, Lively. C131, Capt Groves is also listed as Capt of an MA sloop called Black Hawk, 6 Aug 1779, which may be a mistake for the schooner Blackbird.


Black Bird/Blackbird.

Allen:82, ND10:665, ND11:407, MA privateer schooner, 8 swivels, 20 men, Capt Joseph Pitman, 24 Oct 1777, owner Edward Norris of Salem, filed libels in Feb 1778 against British vessels it had captured.


Blackbird.

Allen:82, MA privateer schooner, 8 swivels, 20 men, Capt Nathaniel Reynolds, 27 Mar 1778, owners Samuel Page and Walter P. Bartlett.


Blackbird.

Allen:82, MA armed vessel, Capt Nathaniel Harding, 30 Nov 1778.


Blackbird.

Allen:82, Rand:828, MA/ME privateer schooner, 8 swivels, 22 men, Capt James Norton/Morton of Bristol in Lincoln Co, ME, 2 Apr 1779, owner the County of Lincoln.


Black Duck.

Coggins:100, PANavy:351, shallop in PA Navy, 1777-78. It had been sold on 11 Dec 1778 at the Coffee House in Philadelphia, PA. C323, PA Navy Capt Robert Wade in Sep 1779.


Black Eagle.

Allen:83, MA privateer brig of 16 guns under John Brown in 1777, captured and taken into Antigua by 22 Apr 1777.


Blackfish.

Allen:83, Rand:828, MA/ME privateer sloop of 4 guns 12 men, under James Dilworth of Falmouth, Casco Bay, ME, 7 Sep 1779.


Blackford.

Allen:83, MA privateer schooner of 10 guns, no date.


Black Jack.

Allen:83 MA privateer brig of 2 guns 7 men under Stephen Sears in Oct 1779, owners Thomas Denny and others .


Black Joak.

ND2:50, 171, 1375, American sloop, Capt John McGibbons/McKibbens, New London to Jamaica, horses, oats, captured by British Rose, condemned and sold in Boston in mid-1775..


Black Joak.

CTP:62, privateer galley, Capt Enoch Willett, captured two British vessels in Long Island Sound.


Black Joke.

ND2:1293, pilot boat, Capt John Hetherington, engaged by NY Provincial Congress to close part of NY Harbor.


Black Joke.

ND4:725, probably American vessel, active mid 1776 at Staten Island 8 Apr 1776.


Black Joke.

ND5:1157, active with bill of lading for 20 Jul 1776.


Black Joke.

M880:3, VA vessel, Capt Gear Chadwick, captured May 1778 by British Galatea, with crew sent to British prison ship Felicity.


Black Joke.

Allen:83, MA privateer brigantine of 2 guns, 8 men, under Nathaniel Freeman 14 May 1778, owners William Foster and others.


Black Joke.

NR:239, LCP:20/21, ND10:208, MD sloop, LM, 12 guns, 25 men, Capt Robert Polk, Jun 1777, at sea in Oct. .


Black Joke.

NR:239, LCP:20/21, C338, PA galley, LM, 1 gun, 20 men, Capt Enoch/Hope Willet, Jul 1781.


Black Joke.

Appeals Cases 91-92, American vessel, Capt William Roche/Roach, had captured the NY sloop Diamond, prior to Nov 1782.


Black Prince.

R77:514, ND10:373, British vessel, Capt John Cooke, Senegal to Dominica, with 215 slaves, 1777, captured by St Peter, 17 Oct 1777.


Black Prince.

ND9:600, ND10:962, British brig, Capt Evan Thomas, prize of the Revenge/Surprize of Dunkirk, France, Capt Conyngham, captured Aug 1777 and sent to Bayonne, France and renamed Postillon de Bayonne,22 Aug 1777.


Black Prince.

Griffin:33, ND1:36, 424, ND2:363, ND3:1011, 1307, American merchant ship, 200 tons, bought by the Continental Congress from John Nixon and renamed the Alfred, one of the first Continental ships. Capt John Barry was one of its commanders. DaviesX:669I, probably mentioned as a privateer.


Black Prince.

Allen:84, MA privateer brigantine of 14 guns, 70 men, Capt William Steward, 18 Jul 1778, owners Job Prince and others.


Black Prince.

McM:139, MA ship, 1779.


Black Prince.

Mill:138, DaviesXVI: 1582, American merchant ship/privateer, cutter’s prize, driven on shore Jul 1779, one of crew to Mill Prison. Kaminkow:220, captured April, 1779. Seamen from the Black Prince were also at Forton Prison, and later served on the Bon Homme Richard. Connor:286 (1878), ship was active in 1779.


Black Prince

of Beverly/Salem, MA. Capture:47, privateer of 220 tons, 18 guns and 45 men, captured the British ship Joseph off Newfoundland but lost it to recapture before it reached port, 1779. Allen:84, Howe:406, Maclay:119, Eastman:13, Smith:207, Paine:454, Salem ship, 18 gun, 100 men, Capts Elias Smith and Nathaniel West, owner George Williams, William Pickman, William Orne, Larkin Thorndike, and others, privateer used in the Penobscot Expedition of 1779, where it was destroyed, Jul 1779.

Black Prince.

Paullin:260-261, Augur:330, McM:422, privateer commissioned at Dunkirk, 120 tons, 16 four pounders, manned by 36 Irish smugglers. Black Prince. Malo:954, Clark:5fn, privateer cutter, 16 guns. Clark:3-5, 7, 23, this had been the Irish smuggler cutter called the Friendship, brought over from Dublin by its owner Luke Ryan, who had led a break out of Dublin jail. FW3:682, C95, She was commissioned to Capt Stephen Merchant/Marchant, later Capt Patrick Dowlin who made several cruises with her. He took the Dutch frigate Flora, Capt Henry Roodenburg, Apr 1780. Benjamin Franklin recommended to the Judge of the Admiralty at Cherbourg that the English cargo be unloaded from the Flora and the vessel itself be returned to the Dutch owners. FW4:33, commissions were revoked for the Black Prince and Black Princess, in Aug 1780. The Black Prince had already been wrecked on the French coast in the summer of 1780. The Black Princess was examined and declared unseaworthy.


Black Prince.

NR:239, LCP:20/21, Eller:280, MD brig, LM, 16 guns, 40 men, Capt John Rogers, Mar 1780 and 1781.


Black Prince.

NR:239, LCP:20/21, PA brig, LM, 12 guns 34 men, Capt John Robertson, Jul 1780; Capt John Walsh, Sep 1781.


Black Prince.

NR:240, LCP:20/21, Rand:828, MA/ME brigantine, Allen:84, MA LM privateer brigantine of 6 guns 16 men, under George Rendall/Kendall/Randall of York, ME, 15 Aug 1782.


Black Princess.

Augur:330, Malo:954, 956, 160, Clark:76, privateer cutter, 18 guns, 230 men, 1779-81. McM:423-430, based on the success of the Black Prince of Dunkirk, Jean Torris purchased a cutter to work with her, which was called the Black Princess. The two vessels under Captain Dowling and Capt Edward Maccater in 1779 and 1780 made several cruises and captured numerous British vessels. When the original Black Princess was declared unseaworthy, another cutter was given the same name and Captain so the commission and bond would remain valid. This was in early 1780.


Black Princess (new).

McM:430, after the first Black Princess was declared unseaworthy, Jean Torris purchased a larger cutter at Cherbourg, with 18 six pounders, two stern 9 pounders, and 30 swivels and Capt Edward Maccater became its Captain. She made several successful cruises. C192, H:192, Mill:212, Capt Edward Macatter/M’Carty, French privateer, 170 men, captured before 20 Oct 1781, and probably sent to prison in Dec 1781.


Black Princess.

NR:240, LCP:20/21, NLHS:I:IV:27, CTP:40, 61, CT snow, LM, 10 guns 12 men, Capt Humphrey Crary, Feb 1781.


Black River.

McM:381, Force:5:III:1527, British ship, Capt Currie, Dominica to Bristol, 220 tons, captured 8 Sep 1776 by MD privateer of Baltimore Enterprise, Capt James Campbell.


Black Rover.

ND8:1053, American ship, Capt McReur, captured 14 Apr 1777 by British Daphne.


Black Sloven.

NR:240, LCP:20/21, CTP:61, CT schooner, LM, 1 gun, 25 men, Capt James Young, Oct 1781, #878. CTRec:604 NLHS:I:IV:27 shows a galley and additional Capt. George House..


Black Snake.

Clark:I:ChapterVII, British privateer captured in April 1780 by Capt Marriner and 9 men in a whaleboat from Amboy, NJ.


Black Snake.

Mill:137, Dandridge:170, ND10:189, ND11:1082, MA privateer schooner, under Capt William Lucran/Le Craw, captured Aug 1777 by the British Resolution and Tartar, and 3 of crew to Mill Prison, where 1 died.


Black Snake.

S:75, VA privateer, 14 guns, captured in 1779 by British forces of Sir George Collier.

C112, this may be the vessel on which Caleb Foot was Prize Master.


Black Snake.

Allen:84, 85, NR:240, Paine:454, LCP:20/21, ND9:870, Salem, MA privateer sloop, LM, of 12 guns, 60 men in 1777 under William Carlton of Salem in Jul 1777, #769; and under Henry Phelps in Jan 1778. Capture:76-77, privateer sloop from Salem, John Coulton, master, captured the brigantine Sophia, but lost her to recapture. ND10:665, MA privateer vessel captured Sally and libelled her 4 Dec 1777. Owners were Simon Forrester and Zachariah Burchmore of Salem, 31 Jan 1778.


Black Snake.

ND9:801, American privateer schooner, captured by HM sloop tenders and sent to Barbados, 24 Aug 1777.


Black Snake.

NR:240, LCP:20/21, CT schooner, LM, 8 guns, 50 men, Capt James Phillips, Aug 1779, #584. NLHS:I:IV:27 shows a sloop/schooner, Capt ??? Freeborn of Bedford in 1779.


Black Snake.

NR:241, LCP:20/21, PA boat, LM, 1 gun 14 men, Capt Joshua Huddy, Aug 1780.


Black Snake.

Allen:85, NR:241, LCP:20/21, MA privateer boat, LM, of swivels and muskets, and 20 men in Apr 1782 under David Jenks of Kingston, #584, owners Peleg Wadsworth and others of Boston and Kingston.


Black Snake.

Allen:85, NR:241, MA privateer boat LM, of 1 gun, 14 men, 21 Mar 1783, Capt Barzillai Besse of Plympton, owners David Rye and others of Wareham.


Blair.

ND9:473, American brig, Capt Charles Periam, captured by British Valiant, 7 Jul 1777.


Blakeney.

ND9:193, 195, 237, British sloop, captured by General Washington, 1777.


Blanch.

ND3:1292, brig, probable owner Robert Craig, agreed to load with country produce to exchange for salt, Feb 1776.


Blanche.

ND9:813, ND10:952, 953, ND11:573, 840, French navy frigate, Capt Chevalier de Trecesson Carne, at Martinique 25 Aug 1777 and 1778. SchV:57, 36 guns, 212 men, captured 21 Dec 1779 in the West Indies by the fleet under Admiral Rodney. Comm:96-98, crew listing for Dec 1779.


Blandford.

ND1:1389, 1392, ??? probably British ship, Capt Andrew Troop, James River to Glasgow, with tobacco, Apr 1775, and again in Jul 1775.


Blast.

Coggins:100, ND9:974, fire brigantine in PA Navy, 1777, to be destroyed.


Blaze Castle.

Force:5:III:1527, British vessel, Capt Smith, Barbados to Bristol, 240 tons, 1776.


Blaze Castle.

McM:486, Capture:15, DaviesXIII:71, British brig, 18 six pounders, 4 howitzers, 150 men, captured 11 June 1778 on George’s Bank by RI privateer Sally, under Capt James Munro, who then became Capt of the RI Blaze Castle. CTP:268, ND6:956, ND11:80, shows a RI privateer, Capt James Munro, captured and taken into Halifax, Jun 1778. (The dates do not match on different records.


Blazing Star.

M880:4, schooner, Capt Winey, supporting Yorktown operations, Oct 1781.


Blenheim.

Mwhipple:114, Mc:420, ND3:443, British ship captured by Capt Abraham Whipple and others, Aug 1779, one of eight which got into port.


Blenheim.

C38, British prison ship in English harbor, 1777.


Blessing.

ND3:422, ND4:903, British brig/transport, Capt John Atkinson, captured in 1779 by the Black Prince of Dunkirk.


Blessings of the Bay.

Cohen:39, a bark which took British prisoners who had been captured.


Blonde.

Fowler:117, DaviesXIX:1926, ND9:509, 757, 760, 842, 917, British frigate, Capt John Milligan in 1777, lost in Boston Bay, Aug 1782. SchV:51 shows 32 guns, Capt Ed Thornborough, lost on Nantucket Shoals in 1782, crew saved.


Blonde.

Villiers:155fn, corvette from Toulon to the coast of Africa, 1784. Wartime record not recovered.


Bloodhound.

Allen:85, Paine:454, Salem, MA privateer brig of 14 guns, 55 men, active in June, 1781.


Bloom.

Allen:85, NR:241, Paine:454, LCP:20/21, Salem, MA privateer schooner LM, of 6 guns, 25 men under Capt Silas Smith of Salem 13 Aug 1782, #330.


Blossom.

R77:405, British vessel cut out of Kingston Harbor, Jamaica, 1777.


Blossom.

NR:241, LCP:20/21, MD schooner, L. M., 4 guns 9 men, Capt Benjamin Bradhurst, Mar 1780.


Blossom.

Kaminkow:220, captured Oct 1781, crewmen to Forton Prison.


Blossom.

NR:241, LCP:20/21, NH sloop, L. M., 8 guns 15 men, Capt Thomas Manning, May 1782, #51.


Blue Mountain Valley.

McM:494, Force:5:III:1527, BDXII:118-119, ND2:736, ND3:1303, ND4:397, 540, 1311, British transport, Capt John Hamilton Dempster, from London, 270 tons, prize of NJ vessel, Jan 1776, taken to Elizabethtown, then retaken and burned 27 Mar 1776. DaviesXII:118-119, shows it taken and retaken in 1776.


Bob.

JA9:111, 393, 398, American cartel ship, 1780.


Bob & Joan.

Robertson(1959):57, brig of Salem, MA, captured by British and taken to Jamaica. ND2:1301, ND3:1096, shows a vessel of this name as a schooner.


Bodervine.

Allen:85, privateer sloop sold in MA 2 Nov 1779 to Nathan Nichols, for 8100 pounds, including cannon, swivel, 168 round shot, etc, history not known.


Bold Defiance.

R77:235, ND7:916-17, American sloop, Capt William Taylor, from Virginia, captured by British Galatea, 10 Jan 1777.


Bolton,

12 guns. Bryant:81, SchombergV:41, Mc:164, CTN:12, British naval brig, (bomb brigantine), Lt Edward Sneyd, taken in Apr 1776 by the Alfred, under Capt Dudley Saltonstall. Schomberg shows the capture 5 April 1775 by the American squadron returning from New Providence. Emmons:40/41, ND5:229, 1219, British bomb brig, Lt Edward Sneyd/Snead, and Thomas Graves, captured by the American Hornet, Capt. W. Hallock.


Bolton.

R77:231, American vessel, Capt William Stevens, from Philadelphia, captured by British Daphne, Thames, April 1777.


Bon Amis.

NavChronIV:410, French flute/transport with Suffrien off Pondicherry in Feb 1782.


Bonaventure.

ND1:618, ND4:28, schooner, Capt John Waterman, dispatched by Island of Nantucket to Philadelphia, Feb 1776, to purchase flour and bread, stopped by HMS Rose 6 June 1775..


Bondulion.

Fisher:587, a vessel on which one or more ME mariners served.


Bonetta.

R77:405, British vessel, Capt Fox, captured on the Banks of Newfoundland, 1777.


Bonetta.

FordXXI:1082, British sloop of war captured at Yorktown, Oct 1781. SchV:44, British vessel, 14 guns, Capt R. Dundas, captured in 1781 by the French in the Chesapeake.


Bonetta.

Bonsal:195, 197, French corvette and messenger ship headed for the West Indies captured by British after Yorktown.


Bonhomme Richard.

M&S:230, 243, 245, 248, Beaumarchais vessel, 80 tons, Capt Blay, at Nantes in early 1779 ready to sail to America. It was in convoy back to France in 1780 and it was sold in Bordeaux soon after arrival. JA7:137, 8:42.


Bonhomme Richard,

44 guns, crew of 415. ND11:882, 930, FW3:8366, Connor:285 (1878), 345 (1876), Buel:81, 91, 94, Smith:224-225, 227-230, 251, flagship from Nantes, France, of Capt. John Paul Jones in his famous fight with the Serapis, on 22 Sep 1779, and it sank after the battle. It had been the Duc de Duras, 42 guns. Fanning:37-38, many of his crew were exchanged prisoners from Mill and Forton Prisons in England. Mentioned many times, 1780-1787 in Cont. Congress. JA6:233, 265, 373, 9:51, 139. LCAR:Item #564, List of officers serving on the Bonhomme Richard, 1779.


Bonne Intelligence.

R77:405, Capt Bienvenu, Rotterdam to Guernsey, 1777.


Bonne Mere.

Villiers:372, French vessel in North Atlantic trade, 1779-1783.


Bon Pasteur.

ND10:1135-39, French ship, Capt Pierre-Antoine Massie, active at Port Royal, 4 Oct 1777.


Bon Pere.

Villiers:128, French navire built at Rochefort in 1770, served in wartime.


Bontram.

Allen:85, MA privateer sloop of 10 guns under Capt White of Salem Aug 1782 when captured by the British ship Quebec and taken into Stromness, England.


Booker.

ND10:208, brig, probably British, active 1777 in East River, near the Capes.


Booty.

Mill:137, brig taken Aug 1778, crew sent to Mill Prison.


Bordeau.

French war vessel, probably a frigate, involved at the Siege of Savannah, 1779.


Borderlais.

Villiers:434, French commercial ship bound for East Indies in 1775, later service not noted.


Bores.

ND7:984, brig, was apparently captured in 1775/76, Master William McFadden of Philadelphia, exchanged 17 Jan 1777.


Borneholme.

VirginI:50, 51, Danish frigate guarding a convoy was captured then released as neutral, but the convoy was taken by British privateers.


Boscawen.

Allen:132, British brig, 18 guns, captured near Nantucket 11 May 1777 by the American Fortune, Capt Simpkins, and carried into Boston.


Boston,

3 guns. ND6:1258, ND9:50, Smith:29-30, Smithsonian4651, gondola in Lake Champlain fleet of Oct 1776, Capt Sumner, destroyed or burned there 14 Oct 1776. This was one of at least seven gondolas involved in Lake Champlain actions.


Boston.

M:158, ND6:922, 971, ND8:1032, ND9:161, 183, Allen:86, MA privateer ship, 22 guns, 210 men, 24 Sep 1776, Capt William Brown, formerly the Zecheriah Bailey, captured unidentified British vessel, recaptured American Independence, Piercy. Owners were Paul Dudley Sargent and others of Boston. In April 1777, this privateer is listed as havig captured six prizes, all of which arrived in safe ports. C38. Possibly JA5:299., 6:118.


Boston.

ND7:504, ND8:305, 932, C203, ND11:376, American or MA Board of War schooner, Capt Arthur McLellan, shipping articles in Jan 1777, at Martinique, and sold 15 May 1777.


Boston.

ND11:452, VA sloop, loaded with salt, captured by British Porpoise, Capt Thomas Haynes.


Boston,

24/32 guns, 1777-80. Buel:86, 87, Sheppard:358, ND5:102, 159, 1178, Continental frigate, 24 guns, Capt Hector McNeill, then Captain John Manley, who with the frigate Hancock, captured the British ship Fox at Grand Banks, Jun 1777. Connor:167 (1878), in action in English waters in 1778. Smith:203, this ship was assigned to protect West Indies merchantmen on their return trips in 1779. Smith:247, protected the harbor entrance at Charleston in 1780 but was later captured there by Admiral Arbuthnot’s fleet. C204, 317, ND11:320 and many others, other Capts were Hector McNeill in 1777 and Samuel Tucker in Feb 1778 and Apr 79. Crewmen are listed in MAS. Mentioned 1776-1784 in Cont. Congress. JA6:158 7:60, 9:92, and many other references. (Some historians believe there were two frigates named Boston, but that both were lost at Charleston. This seems unlikely.)


Boston.

R80I:350, American schooner, Capt William Cooper, from NC to Boston, MA, captured in 1779.


Boston.

Allen:86, ND6:249, 1471, ND7:292, MA privateer schooner of 8 guns, 12 swivels, 50 men, under Silas Atkins, Jr 21 Aug 1780, earlier had captured British George, Hayfield, Suffolk. Owner was Henry Bass and Comp. of Boston.


Boston.

CTN:41, in a letter from John Adams to James Lovell from Passy, France on 9 Jul 1778, he mentions delivery of Congressional dispatches, convoyed by Boston, Capt Tucker, but this vessel cannot be identified.


Boston.

Allen:86, MA privateer frigate of 18 guns, under Emanuel Smith, captured on the Banks of Newfoundland, in Aug 1780 by the British Dolphin, privateer of Guernsey, and taken into St Johns, Newfoundland.


Boston Hero.

NR10:1073, MA privateer, captured the British Two Sisters, c 1777.


Boston Packet.

ND3:1004, 1318, ND4:1228-29, Halifax vessel, Capt James Shepherd, Petersburgh and Cowes to Halifax, captured 19 Jan 1776 by British ?Savage? and taken into Halifax. It is not clear why it was taken.


Boston Packet.

Allen:86, NR:22, LCP:22/23, MA privateer brigantine, LM, of 90 tons, 6 guns, 15 men, under William White of Boston 6 Jul 1781 and probably later that year 5 Aug under John Young. R82II:273, probably the brig taken by British, 1782.

Boston Packet. CTP:7, ND9:203, privateer sloop, Capt Elias Lay, Mar, 1777, New London to Hispanola for salt, captured by British Unicorn, 1777.


Boston Revenge.

Allen:87, ND2:1315-16, ND3:50, 966, ND4:82, DaviesX:1715iv, MA privateer schooner of 32 tons, under Capt Stephen Mascoll of Salem, commissioned 7 Dec 1775 and in 1777, captured the British James.


Bostonian/Bostonesa.

A2:VII:70, probably in New Orleans in 1777, and most likely American.


Botetourt.

DaviesXIX:164, British armed brig, captured by French, Aug 1781. Kennett:32, 77, stated this British packet ship was captured by Admiral de Ternay on the way to America in 1780


Boudeuse.

DaviesXVI:124, ND11:72, 93, Lawrence:13, 89, Bonsal:190, French Navy frigate, Capt Ferron def Quengo, 1778, 1779/80. SchV:43, while in the West Indies in 1779, it captured the British Weazel. . Nemours:4, frigate, 32 guns, from Brest, to St Domingue, Oct 1778. Lawrence:13, 89, Bonsal:190, at Grenada, 1779, and at St-Domingue. Villiers:301, escorted convoy from St Domingue to Cadiz and La Rochelle, 1780.


Boulogne.

Malo:967, French privateer in 1781.


Boulonnoise.

JA6:220, French brig, mentioned 1778.


Boulton.

ND5:1282, apparently a British brig captured by Americans and sold by Nathaniel Shaw, Jr at New London, CT, 30 Jul 1776.


Bountifull/L’Bountiful.

ND5:1155, ND6:983, British sloop, Capt Merry Young, brought into New London, CT, where she had a list of munitions on board, 20 Jul 1776. She was purchased by Nathaniel Shaw, the Cont. agent, 25 Sep 1776.


Bourbon.

ND7:605, ND11:193, formerly Julius Caesar, a prize of the MA Navy sloop Republic, sold to MA as a trading ship, Capt Azariah Uzuld, and renamed Bourbon..


Bourbon.

Smith:291, CTP:260, CTN:204, RM9:909, ND11:134, 1148, Continental Navy frigate, built in Connecticut River at Chatham, 36 guns, launched at East Middletown, CT, 31 Jul 1783 and sold immediately. RM3:3, Capt Thomas Read was designated commander in Oct 1779. It apparently saw no action, and was sold in 1783. RM6:407, Capt James Nicholson was associated with her construction. C252. Mentioned in Cont. Congress, 1780-1783. JA9:524, 10:25.


Bourbon.

ND11:181, 342, French ship, Capt Pierre Martin, captured by in 1778 by British Carysfort, Perseus, Lizard.


Bourbon/Emperor of China.

RM8:860, 875, ship of 800 tons refitted for the Far Eastern trade in mid-1783. She was to sail by the Cape of Good Hope, Africa, in Dec 1783.


Bourdeaux Yacht.

ND9:628, American snow, Capt Richard Garde, captured by British Hawke, Union, 5 Sep 1777.


Bourgogne.

Comm:152-155, French warship of the line, 74 guns, in the fleet of Admiral de Grasse in 1781. It was in the Battle of Saints but survived. It was one of the ships moving the French Expeditionary Force from Boston to Venezuela when it was shipwrecked in Jan 1783 off the Coast of Venezuela near Puerto Cabello.


Boussole.

Villiers:117, French flute du Roi, Company of French Guyanne, 1779.


Bowdoin.

ND7:491, MA ship, formerly named Marshall, and later renamed General Lincoln, 16 Dec 1776.


Bowdoin.

Howe:432, Paine:454, MA privateer sloop of 8 guns, 9 swivels, 45 men, operating in 1778 under Capt Jacob Oliver of

Beverly. Allen:87, also operating under Thomas Stevens in July of that year. Owners were Samuel Williams and others.


Bowdoin.

Allen:87, MA ship of 12 guns, 60 men operating in 1782 under Capt Philip Shorey.


Bowman.

ND1:1387, 1393, ND6, ??? probably British ship, Capt Humprey Taylor, from James River to Glasgow with tobacco, Dec 1774, and again in Aug 1775. Eventual allegiance not noted.


Boyd.

ND2:1351, 1360, British brig, Capt James Templeman, to Cadiz, Apr 1775, from Cadiz to Roanoke, in ballast, Sep 1775, to London Oct 1775. Sheppard:350, ship taken by the frigate Boston, manned with a prize crew.


Brandywine.

Howe:350, British merchant ship captured in 1780 by the Pilgrim. Allen:87, MA privateer brig of 6 guns and 30 men operating in 1783. (This may be the same vessel.)


Brave.

Bouvet:104, French warship of the line, 74 guns, came with Rochambeau’s army in 1781, engaged at Battle of the Saints, but survived, then helped move the French Expeditionary Force to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, in 1782.


Braxton.

CC:M247, R38, #31, p 191, M&S:189-190, ND11:363, 364, charter by Congress for the tobacco brig, Capt James, ready to sail to France, Aug 1778. Mentioned in Cont. Congress 1778, pp 739, 926. JA7:186.


Brayton.

ND1:1392, British brigantine, Capt John Cornack, from James River to Glasgow with tobacco, Jul 1775. Capture:15, British brigantine captured by the privateer, Grand Turk, and taken toward Salem, MA, when five days later it was recaptured by the British.


Bredenot.

Allen:87, MA privateer of 16 guns, 140 men, under Capt John Stevens of Salem, captured off Bermuda in 1779 but was recaptured two days later by four American privateers and returned to an American port.


Bretagne.

ND11:990, 1030, JA10:55, French Navy ship of the line, 110 guns, Capt Louis-Guillaume Parscau de Plessix, in 1778 part of d’Estaing’s Squadron to America. Benson:110, while in trouble at Les Saintes, 12 Apr 1782, a Swedish officer, Salomon Mauritz Rajalin, stepped forward and took charge.


Bretaña/Britannia.

R77:514, NR10:1145, Klotz:45-50, British vessel, Capt Wood, Newfoundland to a market, captured by the Hawke, 1777, discharged. Klotz:45-50, ND11:879, British brigantine, Capt John Wood, prize of the American Hawk, carried into a Spanish port in 1777. The capture possibly took place within three leagues of the shore off Santander.


La Breton.

ND3:507, ship, probably French, Capt Viguhard, c 1775.


Breton de L’Orient.

Villiers:134, French merchant vessel of 1000 tons, Bordeau to St. Domingue, 1781.


Bricolle,

44 guns. FW3:836, SchV:56, Coggins:102, Smith:247, GWA:494, ship of the SC Navy, purchased from France for the defense of Charleston, 1780, lost at Charleston to Admiral Arbuthnot’s fleet. R83II:191, this may be the ship reported sunk by British as of 1782. Lawrence:77, 81, 157, this vessel may have been the French Bricoli, active in the siege of Savannah in 1779, taking sick and wounded to Charleston afterwards.


Den Briel.

RM8:622, 657, Dutch naval frigate, Capt Alexander Arnoldus Bols, one of three Dutch naval vessels to bring the Dutch minister, Pieter J. Van Berckel, to the United States in 1783.

Brig,

R77:406, British brig, London to Limerick, worth 15,000 pounds.


Brig,

French, name not known. SchV:61, brig 10 guns, 90 men, captured by the British cutter Griffin, Lt J. Inglis, in 1779 in the English Channel.


Brig,

Dutch, name not known. SchV:66, brig, 16 guns, 113 men, captured in the North Seas by British Defiance, Lt. Cadman, 1782.


Bridgetown.

ND9:899, American ship, Capt Singleton, active in Harbor 8 Sep 1777.


Brigantine.

ND11:1045, apparently a American merchant vessel from Newbury, captured by Guernsey privateer Active, libeled, condemned and sold in Guernsey, Jan 1778.


Brilliant.

ND1:1388, 1392, ??? probably British ship, Capt Robert Bennet, from James River to Glasgow, with tobacco, Mar 1775, and again in July 1775 under Capt Alexander McPherson. ND1:288, 860, 1118, it may also be listed as a transport.

Brilliant. Allen:88, MA privateer brigantine of 10 guns 30 men, 4 Sep 1779 under Capt Samuel Waters, owner James MacDuff of Boston. FordXIX:260, so damaged in a voyage to Guadaloupe that the merchant there to whom she was consigned sold her and placed Capt. Waters and the crew on the Vigilante for their return to Boston. The longboat of the Brilliant was kept and went with the Vigilante. Probably mentioned 1781 in Cont. Congress, pp 260, 531.


Brilliant.

NR:151, 173, prize. ND6:589, ship, 1776. ND7:299, ship rebuilt as a privateer.


Brilliant.

NR:242, LCP:24/25, CTP:62, CT sloop, LM, 6 guns, 40 men, Capt William Wright, Oct 1778.


Brilliant.

LG:611, 654, French warship, 64 guns, designated for India service in 1777, sent there in Oct 1778, joined Admiral Suffren in 1781.


Brilliante.

SchIV:345, Spanish warship, 74 guns, in Second Armada. SchIV:358, 371, at Cadiz in Nov 1780, and in very bad condition in Sep 1781. It is said to have taken part in the 13/14 Sep 1782 attack on Gibraltar.


Brimstone.

Coggins:99, PANavy:342, ND5:858, ND6:7, ND7:834, ND8:421, ND9:735, armed guard boat, 1 gun, Capt William Watkins of the PA Navy, 1776-78. C327.


Bristol.

ND5:1219, shown as a British transport captured by HMS Flora, 25 Jul 1776, which does not make sense except as a recapture.


Bristol.

British hospital prison ship stationed in Wallabout Bay, New York. Prisoners included mariners from all nationalities captured by the British.


Britania.

ND4:617, Ship, Capt McPherson, petition of 1 Apr 1776.


Britania.

ND5:358, approved by MA General Assembly for fitting out 3 June 1776. ND6:1125, sloop of this name captured by British Milford, 2 Oct 1776.


Brittain.

CTP:215, British brig, cargo of salt, captured May 1777 by CT armed boat, Capt David Brooks.


Britannia.

ND5:357-358, schooner, probably British, active mid 1776.


Britannia.

ND1:1376, from Greenock to Annapolis, Jan 1775. ND1:1365, ??? ship, Capt John Watson, 156 tons, 12 men, Annapolis to Cork, Ireland, with wheat and boards, Feb 1775.


Brittania.

GWNavy:229, Hearn:241, ND2:1158, ND10:1204, British sloop, 80 tons, Capt Joseph Hall, captured 25 Apr 1776 by Capt Nicholas Martindale, or 27 Nov 1775 by the American Washington. It may have been renamed the Albany.


Brittania.

ND2:1349, 1357, ??? sloop, Capt Seth Talbot, from Hispaniola to Roanoke, mostly molasses, Mar 1775, to Antigua, with staves and lumber, Apr 1775.


Brittania.

ND3:1014, ??? ship, probably British, active 1775.


Brittania.

ND3:113, 166, store ship, probably British, Capt Martin White, active 1775. It is possible Capt Thomas Hayman and Capt William Butterwick also commanded this vessel in 1776.


Britannia/Britannica.

Mc:215, 364, Morison:62, Force:5:III:1527, ND6:1302, British whaling brigantine, probably Capt Miller, captured by the Providence, 1st Lt John Paul Jones, Aug 1776, and sent to Philadelphia under prize master William Grinnell, but it was recaptured. ND7:85-86, shows a whaler of this name recaptured by British Galatea. C130.


Britannia.

Force:5:III:1527, ND10:1204, British schooner, Capt Baker, to Nova Scotia, 1776, captured by Agreen Crabtree.


Britannia.

ND7:264, 983, British brigantine, Capt Joseph Hall, captured by American Providence, then retaken by British. ND10:1204, sloop, Capt Hall, 1777.


Britannia.

ND7:810, British sloop from Jamaica, Capt Mills, captured by Americans, 26 Dec 1776.


Britannia.

Force:5:III:1526, ND7:12, 317, British brig, Capt and owner Benjamin Hughes, Jamaica to Liverpool, captured by American Joseph but recaptured in 1776 by British Orpheus and Daphne. ND7:628, the American prize crew was exchanged in Dec 1776.


Britannia.

ND7:299, burned and then rebuilt as a privateer, 26 Nov 1776.


Britannia.

ND3:1015, Capt Loxley, Philadelphia to London, arrived Jan 1776, probably British.


Britannia.

R77:108, British vessel, Capt William Wicker, Exeter to Newfoundland, 1777. ND9:5, 21, British brigantine, Capt William Wickwire, captured by American Freedon, 1777.


Britannia.

R77:406, British vessel, Capt Crockatt, London to Tobago, 1777.


Brittania.

CTP:73, British schooner captured and libeled on 14 Mar 1777 by CT schooner Eagle, Capt Isaac Fields. C108 Capt Oliver Allen of the CT sloop True Blue helped in the capture.


Brittania.

CTP:49-50, British sloop, Capt Obadiah Rogers, captured May 1777 by CT sloop America, Capt Asa Palmer. C230.


Brittania.

McMA:85, small British sloop captured Jul 1777 by MA Manley’s fleet and later burned.


Britannia.

Mc:291, British sloop, joint capture by Continental vessels, Jul 1777. ND8:947, probably the sloop, Capt John Perkins.


Britannia.

McM:434, British schooner used as a cartel. ND8:20, possibly the schooner, Capt Amos Rider.


Brittania.

ND10:1145, 1146, 1157, ND11:879, 1008, British brig, Capt John Wood, captured in 1777 by American Hawke.


Britannia.

Blatchford:70, British coal ship, captured by Cont. ship Hancock, Jul 1777, burned by Americans to avoid its loss to the British.


Britannia.

Mc:445, JA6:256, 291, 387, British brig captured in Jun 1778 by Continental ship Boston, Capt Samuel Tucker.


Britannia.

NJ:332, British brig captured by Monmouth County militia and state troops on 31 Dec 1779. “State Troops Present at the Capture of the British brig Britannia,” December, 1779, New Jersey State Archives, Department of Defense, Rev. War, numbered manuscripts #10089 - 10098.


Britannia.

C158, British ship, Capt Wade, captured 14 Apr 1781 by GA armed galleys, the Sailor’s Delight, Capt John Howell, and another under Capt John McCleur. C158.


Britannia.

Mc:58, RM9:819, British ship, master Buchanan, captured Sep 1782 by the Alliance, Capt John Barry, and sent to L’Orient, France, where it was sold by Thomas Barclay.


Britannia.

SchV:51, British armed ship, 20 guns, Lt M. Davis. Lost in 1782 on the Kentish Knock.


Britannia.

ND2:880, Newburyport schooner, Capt William Pierce Johnson, on gunpowder runs, wage list for Nov 1775.


Britannia.

ND1:1042, CTN:20, 21, armed schooner, Capt Robert Niles, Aug 1775, purchased from Mr. Hancox of Stonington. She became the Spy, with 20 seamen.


Britannia.

ND1:678-680, Newburyport schooner, Capt Able Coffin, 88 tons, owners Jacob Boardman, John Harbert, and Joseph Stanwood, leased to MA, Jun 1775.


Brittania.

ND4:1173, ND5:117, Capture:16, American sloop, John Gray, master, captured prior to 27 Apr 1776, probably 19 Apr, condemned in Halifax, May 1776.


Britannia.

ND4:1213, ND5:1054, ND6:176, 1124, 1125, ND8:637, American sloop captured off Cape Ann about 23 Apr 1776 13 Jul 1776 by the HMS Milford and sent to Halifax.


Brittania.

ND4:504, brig, Capt Edgerton, which moved troops from Norwich to New York, March 1776.


Britannia.

ND5:357, schooner being fitted out by Jacob Boardman of MA in June 1776.


Brittania.

ND7:299, ship, rebuilt as privateer, 1776/77.


Britannia.

ND8:947, sloop, Capt John Perkins, probably American, in Boston 11 May 1777.


Britannia.

ND8:20, schooner, Capt Amos Rider, sent to Boston 3 Mar 1777.


Britannia.

ND8:863, ND9:5, brigantine, Capt William Wicker, captured by Freedon, arrives in Boston 5 Jun 1777.


Britannia.

ND9:81, sloop, Capt Obadiah Rogers, captured by America and libelled 10 June 1777.


Britannia.

Robertson(1959):108-109, brig of Boston, MA, captured by British privateer in 1778 and taken to Jamaica.


Britannia.

Smith:207, McMA:96, transport sloop, Capt Robert Johnson, used in Penobscot Expedition, Jun/Jul, 1779.


Britannia.

DaviesXVI:186, American ship seized at anchor at St Thomas in Danish territorial waters by British vessel, Capt Strickland Grantham, and taken to Vice Admiralty Court at St. Christophers, 1779/80.


Britania.

ND11:96, American brigantine, Capt Josiah Haynes, tobacco and lumber for Surinam, captured Jan 1778 by British Unicorn, Capt John Ford.


Brittany.

CTP:135-136, British brig, captured May 1777, by CT sloop Industry, Capt Joshua Griffith. C130.


British Grenadier.

McM:48-49, CTP:150, CTRev:603, British privateer sloop, Capt Thomas Cheney, rum cargo, bound for Quebec, on 14 May 1781 captured by CT brigantine Marquis de Lafayette, and renamed Mercury, and placed under command of Elisha Lathrop. Recaptured by British, 3 Aug, 1781, by HMS General Monk and crew sent to New York prison.


British Legion.

CTP:53, 104, British privateer schooner, Capt Charles Cochran, captured 19 Aug 1780 by the CT privateer brig Artillery, Capt Stephen Buckland, or by the sloop Hamden. C40.


Broadbay.

ND2:146, 225, 236, Greenwood:7, MA schooner under Capt James Clarkson from Newburyport which took part in the attack on Quebec in early 1776. C61, she carried the sick back to MA in Sep 1777.


Brooklyn.

RM8:79, schooner, 90 tons, intended to help move General Greene’s army in mid-1783 to Chesapeake Bay, was damaged and did not make the trip.


Brooks.

ND9:382, ship, Capt T. Noble, 1777.


Broome.

Maclay:73, CTPR75/76:462, LCP:24/25, CTP:62-63, CTN:133, ND4:833, ND5:872, ND6:789, ND10:590, CT sloop LM, of 10 guns, 70 men, Capt William Nott, Jul 1776, #661, also Capt Eliphalet Thorp, captured four vessels, Anna, Carolina Packet, John, and others in 1776, but was itself captured.


Broome.

ND6:1216, ND7:1119, 1189, RI privateer sloop, Capt Richard Whellen, captured Capel, General Wolfe, and perhaps others.


Brothers.

ND1:1381, ND3: 1368, Capt Mathew Craymer, from London in ballast to Annapolis, Jun 1775. ND1:1371, ??? ship, Capt Jacob Walters, 200 tons, 15 men, Annapolis to Glasgow, with tobacco, etc, Jun 1775. Eventual allegiance not stated.


Brothers.

ND2:???, ??? ship, Capt Gaul, probably British, active 1775. ND10:545, snow, Capt Gaul, 1777.


Brothers.

ND2:1256, ND3:586, apparently a British or captured American snow, in convoy of HMS Niger, Capt George Talbot, probably headed for Boston, Dec 1775.


Brothers.

Capture:16-17, McM:166, R77:514, British brigantine, Madeira to New York, captured by the privateer Speedwell, then recaptured by the British Blonde when trying to get to port in Casco Bay, 1777.


Brothers.

Mc:104, Neeser:152, British brig, captured in Aug 1777 by the Revenge/Surprise of Dunkirk, Capt Gustavus Conyngham, and sent to Corunna, Spain.


Brothers.

R77:406, British brig, Capt Herbert, Liverpool to Jamaica, captured by American Rambler, 1777.


Brothers.

R77:406, British vessel, Capt Atkinson, Newry to Antigua, ransomed, 1777.


Brothers.

R77:405, British vessel, Capt Murphy, London to Chepstow, burned, 1777.


Brothers.

R77:406, ND10:865, British vessel, Capt Nicholas Kelly, Dublin to Oporto, 1777, captured by Revenge, 8 Oct 1777.


Brothers.

R77:108, ND7:378, 621, 671, 863, 966, British brig, Capt Richard Morgan, Nevis to Dublin, captured by American Defence, purchased by MD, 1777.


Brothers.

American brig, Capt R. Smith, captured 16 Apr 1777 by British Roebuck.


Brothers.

ND10:545, snow, Capt Gaul, in Saint Anna Bay, 19 Nov 1777.


Brothers.

ND10:676, 777, ND11:127, schooner, Capt William Cunyngham, captured by the Seaford, Capt John Colpoys, condemned at Antigua 31 Dec 1777.


Brothers.

ND8:87, 88, MD state brig, Capt Ralph Moore, 1777.


Brothers.

ND10:711, ND11:184-185, American brig, Capt Daniel Bruce, owner J. & G Ewing of London, retaken by Blonde 17 Dec 1777 in Casco Bay. Apparently this was a capture and a recapture, and it seems the original owner was British.


Brothers.

ND11:453, VA sloop, with tobacco and rice, master unknown, captured 5 Feb 1778 by British Diligence, Capt Thomas Davey.


Brothers.

M880:3, schooner, Capt Gatt, supported Yorktown operations, Oct 1781. RM8:79, this may be the 130 ton schooner used in 1783 to transport General Greene’s troops to Chesapeake Bay.


Brother & Sister.

M880:4, schooner, Capt Henry H. Travis, supported Yorktown, Oct 1781.


Brownhall.

Force:5:III:1527, ND7:780, ND2:724, British ship, Capt Edward Austin, Halifax to London, 350 tons, apparently captured in Sep 1775, but released.


Brune.

ND10:913, Morison:190, JA6:80, JA7:120, French to American ship, renamed Queen of France, Cont. Navy frigate, Captains, John Green and Berube Dufraisne, 1777. Searcy:100, Kaminkow:221, captured Oct 1781.


Brunette.

Appeals:xxxiv, 162:9:75, the brigantine vs Babcock. The Dutch brigantine Brunette, Capt John Severius Halffman, was apparently captured by a British vessel from Bristol, Capt Peter Wade, and subsequently captured by American Capt George Waite Babcock of the American frigate General Mifflin on 19 Aug 1780.


Brunswick.

ND1:1390, British ship, Capt Archibald McLarty, James River to Glasgow, with tobacco, May 1775. R77:406, Fowler:198, ND9:554, British ship/schooner, Capt James Service, Glasgow to Newfoundland, captured by American Fancy, 1777.


Brunswick.

Salley:136, mentioned in SC records as a ship whose Captain, John Holmes, refused to pay wages for 9 men, who may have been taken by Capt Sullivan.


Brunswick.

ND4:86, sloop, Capt John Voorhis of Brunswick, had his vessel boarded and all his cargo, bread, butter, and flour, unloaded onto British vessels in New York harbor, mainly the Asia, Feb 1776.


Brunswick.

ND11:770, Dutch Navy storeship with 40 guns, stationed at St Eustatius Mar 1778.


Buccaneer

of Beverly, LM, 350 tons, 18 guns, 150 men. Allen:88, Paine:454, NR:242, LCP:26/27, Howe:406, Maclay:90, Dandridge:159, wartime privateer of Beverly, MA, at Port l’Orient in 1783, in Jul 1781 commanded by Hoysted Hacker of Providence, RI, #561; and in Mar 1782 by Jesse Fearson of Boston or of Salem, #384. Blatchford:45, under Capt Phierson/Fearson, took 6 prizes to L’Orient, France, Jan 1783. Owners were John and Andrew Cabot of Beverly.


Buck.

NR10:1206, British schooner, Capt Bell, 30 tons, New Providence to Halifax, taken by Samuel Ingersol, 5 Jul 1778.


Buckingham.

British warship, launched in 1751, 70 guns, was used as a storehouse and called the Grampus until it was lost at sea in 1778.


Buckram.

NR:243, Howe:434, LCP:26/27, MA LM schooner, operating in 1782 under Capt Joseph Trask, #84. Allen:89, this is likely the schooner, 5 guns, 20 men, operating in Sep 1781 under John Obey of Newburyport, #204; and in Aug 1782 under Samuel Trask of Boston.


Buckram.

Greenwood:68, MA schooner, 6 guns 45 men, in Commodore Manley’s 1777 Squadron. Allen:88-89, NR:243, LCP:26/27, this MA ship/schooner probably operated under Capts William Morony/Marany, Thomas Snoden, and John Cross in Aug 1777, #342. ND9:931, captured by British Diamond, 16 Sep 1777. Owners were Thomas Adams, Daniel Martin, and others.


Buckskin.

Buel:182, schooner sent by Robert Morris to Havana to gather economic and military intelligence. PCOII:126, 140, active in 1779.


Buckskin.

ND10:437n, schooner, Capt John Crawford, captured and scuttled by the British Lizard, 1777.


Buckskin.

ND10:167, VA LM schooner, active in 1777 when prisoners escaped 4 Oct 1777..


Buckskin.

VANavy:164, NR:244, LCP:26/27, JA8:3.privateer ship, LM, of 20 carriage guns, 150 men, Capt William Lewis, Jan 1782.


Buckskin.

VANavy:173, barge or flatboat used, 1779-81, Capt John Bowers.


Buckskin.

NR:243, LCP:26/27, ND10:703, MD privateer schooner, LM, 9 guns, 30 men, Capt Joseph Handy, Nov 1776. R77:236, captured by British Galatea, Capt Thomas Jordan, 25 Dec 1776. Eller:278, Capt Jordan stripped the schooner and burned her at sea. C137, one privateer Buckskin Capt was Samuel Handy, captured 15 Feb 1777 by the British Galatea. (There is either a mistake in dates, or there were two MD Buckskins.)


Buckskin.

ND10:437, schooner, Capt John Crawford, captured and scuttled by Lizard, 8 Nov 1777.


Buckskin.

NR:243, PA schooner, LM, 6 guns, 15 men, Capt John Young, Nov 1778; Capt John Perryman, Jul 1780; Capt Benjamin Wickes, Jun 1781.


Buckskin.

NR:243, LCP:26/27, MD ship, LM, 28 guns, 100 men, Capt Aquila Johns, Jan 1779, did convoy duty, captured the British Catherine, was herself captured by HMS Iris, winter of 1780. JA9:226, 373, 442, 9:373, probably the ship mentioned.


Buckskin Hero.

NR:244, LCP:26/27, DaviesXIX:22, MD brig, LM, 20 guns, 150 men, Capt Edward Booker, captured by British Isis, Jan 1781.


Buen Viaje.

C&C:96, Spanish galley, used in 1781 at Pensacola.


Bull Dog,

1 gun. ND1:964, 978, PA boat, Capt Charles Alexander. PANavy:337, Maclay:75, PA armed river galley, 1775-78. ND2:299, 581, ND3:1322, ND4:1034, ND5:858, R76I:364, Capt Alexander Henderson in 1775 and early 1776, Capt William Potts in Dec 1776.


Bullock.

Coggins:106, C30, ND8:268, Searcy:135, GA Navy galley, built 1777, Capt Hatcher in Apr 1778, stranded and burned, Jan 1779, after the fall of Sunbury, GA.


Bumper.

ND3:1312, ND5:212, 331, schooner, Capt Thomas Cheney, captured 30 Mar 1776 off St Kitts by British Pomona, tried at St Johns, Antigua. ND3:1312, ND4:1377, ND11:125, American schooner, Capt Hillery/Henry Mosely, captured 16 Feb 1776 by HM sloop Pomona, Capt William Young, condemned 18 May at Antigua.


Buncombe.

ND2:1348, 1352, ??? schooner, Capt Peter Murray, 30 tons, out from Roanake for Antigua, Capt John McCrehon, Dec 1774, St Christopher to Roanoke, in Mar 1775, out Jul 1775, back in Sep 1775 from Antigua in ballast , to Antigua with lumber products, Jul 1775.


Bunker Hill.

Maclay:115, NR:144, LCP:28/29, CTP:63, CT LM schooner, 10 guns, 45 men, captured one vessel, 1778. Kamenkow:220, captured Apr 1780, Capt Sanford Thompson, crewmen to Forton Prison.


Bunker Hill.

Allen:89, ND10:354, MA privateer schooner records for two vessels or two cruises one under Moses Lewis 12 Aug 1777 and the other with 7 guns, 35 men under Isaac Cobb 4, 5 May 1778. Captures incl Hope, Polly. Owners were Silas Atkins, Silas Atkins, Jr, and John Lowell, James Swan, and others.


Bunker Hill.

Howe:431, C226. MA privateer brigantine, 20 guns, 110 men, operating 27 Oct 1778 under Capt Nicholas Ogliby/Ogelbe of Marblehead. SchV:53, vessel with 20 guns, 150 men, captured in 1778 at St. Lucia by boats from the fleet of Admiral Barrington. CTP:101, this may be the vessel which was renamed by the British as the Venus. Owners were Bartholomew Putnam and Jacob Ashton.


Bunker Hill.

ND7:1141, NR10:615, Allen:90, MA trading ship, Capt John Clark, at Bordeaux 5 June 1777. Paine:454, Allen:90, probably the Salem, MA, ship operating in 1778 with 20 guns under Edward Roland/Rolland, and in 1779 with 20 guns, 100 men under John Turner. ND8:84, MA state vessel purchased 11 Mar 1777.


Burd/Bird.

NR:244, LCP:20/21, PA brigantine, LM, 6 guns, 20 men, Capt William Campbell, Mar 1782, #937.


Burford.

GWA:641-642, British Navy receiving ship for American prisoners near Plymouth, England, 1777. If its records survive, it may list American prisoners.


Burford.

ND11:451, NC schooner, with pitch, Tar, etc, captured by British Lowestoffe, Capt Will Locker, 1777.


Burgoyne.

ND6:1366, brigantine, Capt James Emerton, probably British, arrived in New York Harbor 22 Oct 1776.


Burke,

1 gun. PANavy:337, Maclay:76, ND2:272, 581, ND3:1322, ND5:858, ND6:7, ND11:345, PA river galley, 1776-77. R76I:364, ND4:1034, Capt James Blair/Blear in Dec 1776, Robert Hardie in 1777. C26.


Burley Castle.

ND8:162, ND11:449, American brig, captured by British Badger, Capt Charles H. Everitt, Feb 1777, probably tried 20 Mar 1777.


Burling.

NR:245, LCP:28/29, MD brig, L. M., 18 guns 50 men, Capt Robert Caulfield, Aug 1778.


Burtswick.

ND6:1439, British victualer, Capt Alexander Anderson, captured by Unicorn 19 Oct 1776, but it is also shown as lost at sea 13 Aug 1776.


Buscowen.

ND4:347, NC schooner, with corn, captured by HM brig Hope, 15 Mar 1776, but lost on 17 Mar when she ran aground on Harding Rocks in Boston Bay.


Byfield.

ND1:1029, ND2:1374, American schooner, Capt John Fletcher from Dominica & St Eustatia to Cape Ann, captured 1 Aug 1775 by HM sloop Falcon, Capt John Linzee, and cargo sold.


Byfield.

Klotz:87, American naval brigantine under Capt Doliver forced into a Spanish port of Santoña in 1786. No wartime record found for a ship of this name after 1775.


AMUnitB, 27 May 2008.


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