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




by Granville W. Hough



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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.


Waakzamham.
R82II:168, Dutch navy, 1782, Capt J. de Witts.

Waakzamheid.
VanMaanen, Dutch pilot boat or guard vessel, Admiralty of the Maze, 18 guns, 90 men, Lt C. Smeer, active 1781.

Waakzamheid.
VanMaanen, Dutch warship, Admiralty of Amsterdam, 24 guns, 156 men, Capt P. Smalen, built 1769, active 1782.

Waddell.
ND11:319, British ship, 200 tons, Capt William Scott, captured by American/French Enterprise, Capt Je ne Scai quoi, 10 Feb 1778 or Mar 1778.

Waesmunster.
Appeals Case 96, Dutch vessel operating out of Curaçao, 1782, Capt Tuenis Feigel.

Waiscott.
U:92, brig in admiralty case.

Walcheren.
R82II:168, VanMaanen, Dutch navy warship, Admiralty of Zealand, 24 guns, 180 men, Capt ??? Harringsman, built 1767, active 1782.

Wallace.
Allen:74, British ship captured 9 Mar 1780 by Capt David Porter in the American Tartar, and taken into Boston. C245. DaviesXVI:869, going to New York, 1779/80.

Walpole.
McM:100, CTP:206, 246, British brig, Capt William Robertson, prize of CT schooner Young Cromwell and Retaliation, 8 Sep 1779. C328.

Wambau.
U:106-08, vessel in admiralty case.

Wanderer.
Peabody:238, apparently a British brig which had been captured by the Invincible, and sent to the United States. It was permitted to pass by the Grand Turk 12 Aug 1782.

Wandermeer.
R82II:168, Dutch navy, 1782, Capt Jan Alleyne.

Wanton.
ND10:636, schooner, SC to Curaçao, Capt Thomas Cottle, captured 30 Nov 1777 by Maidstone and libeled in New York. She was formerly the schooner Nancy, Capt G. Casey, 80 tons. The court considered the vessel a recapture of a British vessel.

Wanton.
ND4:437, ND5:852, sloop, Capt John Mount, owner Samuel Burling, captured 21 Mar 1776 in Cranberry Inlet by the tender for HMS Phoenix.

Warren.
GWNavy:229, ND2:900, 1245, ND3:679, British sloop, Capt John Denny, taken 25 Nov 1775 by the Hancock and the Franklin, Capts Broughton and Selman. Nelson:174, listed as a Cont. sloop, at mouth of St. Lawrence River.

Warren.
Howe:327, British transport taken in 1776 near Boston, disposition unknown.

Warren (HM).
ND10:441, British armed schooner off Newport, RI, 9 Nov 1777.

Warren.
CTP:122, Lt David Phipps served on a vessel named Warren, and it is probably one of the MA or CT vessels listed below.

Warren.
ND1:1265, ND2:428, PA boat, in action, one gun, 1775. ND4:1366, ND5:191, 481, 858, ND6:7, ND7:834, ND9:974, row galley, Capt Thomas Houston and later Capt William Weston, active late 1775 and 1776. Maclay:76, PANavy:339, R76I:364, ND5:858, PA river galley gunboat, 1776-78, Capt Samuel Davison in Sep 1775, Capt Thomas Houston in Dec 1776. C85, 157. ND3:1305 shows Lt Hugh Montgomery. Silverstone:19. Paullin:379, added to state navy, Aug 1776.

Warren,
14 guns. GWA:703, ND2:1244, ND3:253, 36, 1120, 1130, ND4:608, 1357, ND5:1268, ND6:1055, ND7:1043, ND8:1063, Capture:89, Coggins:206, R77:236, Allen:319, the former Hawk, a schooner hired in 1775 to be part of Washington's New England Navy, Capts Daniel/Winborn Adams and William Burke, captured 26 Aug 1776 by British Liverpool. ND2:1256, 855, Capt Winborn Adams mentioned for 1775. Maclay:68, 73, the British claimed to have captured a vessel with this name, 1774-1776. Manley:95, the British renamed the ship HMS George. Hearn:285, captured Rainbow, Sally, and unidentified sloop. C44. ND11:888, the British held prisoners at Forton taken in Nov 1776 from an American privateer Warren. Ford1778:412. Volo:166, 174. Silverstone:14, 4 guns, 50 men, 64 tons, captured and run aground Dec 1776. Paullin:518, served 1775-1776. Chapelle:54, 55. Nelson:169, manned by NH troops. Coggins:206.

Warren.
32 guns, 1777-1779. GWA:701, ND4:192, ND6:1203, ND7:1005, ND8:1032, ND9:927, Buel:87, blocked in Narraganset Bay until 1778. FW3:836, Smith:206, SchV:56, ND10:474, 823, CTP:163, Fowler:105, many others, Continental Navy frigate, 400 tons, 32 guns, 250 men, Capt John B. Hopkins in 1777, flagship for the Penobscot Expedition, Capt Dudley Saltonstall, Aug 1779, and was destroyed there by the fleet of Sir George Collier. Ford1776:423, Ford1777:202n, Ford1778:608, Ford1779:532. JA5:113, 6:142, 7:281, 8:30. DaviesXIII:71, 1793. Volo:90, 112, 132. Silverstone:3, burned 15 Aug 1779. Paullin:516, served 1777-1779. Chapelle:64, op. Coggins:203.

Warren.
Allen:320, ND4:117, ND7:1023, ND8:613, MA privateer schooner, 8 guns, 60 men, Capt John Clouston/Coulston/Coalston, 21 Oct 1776, owners John Coffin Jones, Stephen Bruce and others of Boston. CTRe7c:606 shows this as a CT vessel with this Captain capturing ships Isaac and Peccary. NLHS:I:IV:31, CT privateer schooner, 16 guns, 50 men, Capts J. Coalston and D./Henry Thorndike. Capt John Manley commanded one such schooner.

Warren.
Allen:319, One or two MA privateer schooners, 4 guns, 50 men, Capt William Coas, Aug 1776, who took two prizes including the British ship Isaac and Picary/Peccary; ND6:1055, ND7:906, ND9:901, ND10:90, 567, C63, NLHS:I:IV:31, ND8:250, CT or MA privateer schooner, 8 guns, 50 men, Capt William Coas, owners Joseph Foster, Winthrop and Epes Sargent and John Winthrop, Jr. NLHS:I:IV:42, also Capt Kerr in June 1777; Capt Silas Howell, 3 Sep 1777, same owners, captured Argo, Principe de Masserano. ND9:901, ND10:15, MA privateer schooner, Capt Silas Howell, captured by British Unicorn, 9 Sep 1777. Volo:152, 164, 170. Fowler:27, Capt J. B. Hopkins.

Warren.
Allen:319, ND5:987, ND6:907, ND7:806, ND9:491, MA privateer sloop, 6 guns, 50 men, Capt John Phillips, 5 Jul 1776, owners Lemuel Williams and Leonard Jarvis of Dartmouth; Capt Wyatt Barlow, 21 Aug 1776, same owners.

Warren.
NLHS:I:IV:31, CTRec:606 shows Capt E. Adams and Thompson Phillips in a CT privateer schooner of this name, 14 guns, 50 men, capturing a British transport ship of 4 guns and 100 soldiers.

Warren.
ND7:393-394, ND8:298, C253, MA brigantine, formerly the Rosanna purchased by MA Board of War, assigned to Capt Paul Reed, Dec 1776. ND8:89, 148, 298, MA state brigantine, formerly Rosanna, Capt Paul Reed, captured by British Badger, 11 Mar 1777. ND11:449, American brig captured by British Badger, Capt Charles H. Everitt, 1777.

Warren.
ND10:723, American brig captured by Enterprise, condemned 18 Apr 1777.

Warren.
American vessel, Capt Hezekiah Perkins, captured June 1777 by British.

Warren.
ND11:888, American vessel lists prisoners captured 20 Nov 1776 still in Forton prison 29 Dec 1777.

Warren.
Howe:419-420, Kaminkow:235, ND9:615, ND11:265, Allen:320, Paine:460, Beverly, MA, privateer schooner, 60 tons, 10 guns, 50 men, Capt Israel Thorndike, 28 Oct 1776, owners Josiah Batchelder, Jr, & Comp of Beverly; Capt Henry Thorndike, Jan 1777, Capt Nicholas Ogleby, 30 Apr 1777, same owners; Capt John Ravel/Revell, 3 Dec 1777, same owners, taken by (British) Tom, Capt John Lee 29 Dec 1777, most of crew sent to Mill Prison by Jun 1778, and possibly retaken by an American Fanny in Feb 1778. Mill:137, Kaminkow:235, MA privateer schooner, 10 guns, taken Dec 1777, and 40 man crew under Capt John Ravel sent to Mill Prison, where 2 escaped, and 6 joined the British. Capture:82, likely the privateer schooner which captured the Thomas & William, then lost her to recapture. C81, 251. Capt John Revell/Ravel reached prison 7 Feb 1782 from some subsequent capture. Cog:117, possibly the vessel mentioned.

Warrier/Warwick (HMS)
ND6:450, British warship, being built, 74 guns, 21 June 1776. This is probably the British warship, 74 guns, used as a receiving station at Portsmouth, date not indicated. It is possible her records show American prisoners. DaviesXIV:248, XVI:2937, XVII:104, 107, XIX:104, 1955, convoy to Charleston, 1779/80, XX:30, 220. Volo:269.

Warwick.
ND1:1198, probably British ship, Capt Andrew McVey, probably British, 5 Aug 1775, Annapolis to Glasgow, with tobacco and staves.

Warwick.
ND1:1363, probably American ship, 140 tons, 9 men, Capt Charles Smyth, 4 Jan 1775, Annapolis to Lisbon with wheat.

Warwick.
ND4:68, sloop, Capt Moses Lippett, 53 tons, owner John Browne of Providence, bond issued 24 Feb for trip in ballast to Philadelphia.

Warwick.
Bonsal:237, French frigate, 36 guns, which in 1782 and 1783 was scheduled to move troops from Boston back to France, said to have sunk in Boston Harbor.

Washington.
CTP:142, British sloop, Capt William Woodward or Capt John Norris, captured near Fisher’s Island 16 Aug 1782 by CT schooner, Jolly Robin, Capt Isaac Sheffield, Jr.
C278.

Washington.
ND10:484, British schooner, Capt Nicholas Ogelbe, active 14 Nov 1777.

Washington (HM).
ND11:852n, British sloop/tender, Lt John Pakenham, RN, formerly American sloop Washington, captured several American vessels.

Washington.
ND2:1316, ND3:50, Allen:321, C27, armed vessel/schooner, comissioned 7 Dec 1775 from Newburyport, 40 tons, Capt Offin Boardman. ND4:417, armed vessel’s commander commissioned 20 Mar 1776.

Washington
1775-1776. GWA:703,Maclay:68, 73, ND2:1316, ND3:1353, 1377, ND4:911, ND5:852, ND6:735, Smith:34, DaviesX:768, ND9:934, Fowler:27, many others, a brig of this name had been hired in 1775 to be part of Washington's New England Navy, Capt Sion Martindale. It may have had 10 guns and 80 men, but it was captured off Cape Ann by the British Fowey or Phoenix 3 Dec 1775 and dismantled at Boston. Coggins:206, it was the former Endeavor. C197. Volo:252. Nelson:154, Silverstone:14, 10 guns, 74 men, 100 tons. Paullin:518. Chapelle:54, 55. Coggins:206.

Washington.
Allen:321, ND2:1316, ND3:63, MA armed vessel, 75 tons, Capt Joseph Stockman, 20 Mar 1776.

Washington.
ND3:1099, RI armed sloop, Capt Gideon Crawford, to be launched in RI, 2 Feb 1776. Possibly Silverstone:20, RI sloop. Paullin:464, charter of 1 Jan 1774.

Washington.
Howe:339, 420, Allen:322, ND3:63, ND7:1044, ND9:293, ND9:293, there are three records for a Beverly, MA, brigantine of this name, 95 tons, 12/14 guns, 80 men, privateer, operating 3 Oct 1776 and 2 May 1777 under Capt Elias Smith, but with a change of ownership of John Dyson, Thomas Davis and others, of Beverly to Samuel Thwing, Thomas Lamb and others of Boston; and 8 Nov 1777 under Nicholas Ogelby, owners Samuel Thwing and Samuel Clapp, and others; and Capt Nathaniel Wardell, 25 May 1778, owners William Shattuck and others of Boston. It was captured in 30 May 1778 south of Georges Banks by HMS Blonde.

Washington.
ND4:417, probably American armed vessel, possibly a sloop, active 1776. This may be the sloop chartered for the RI Navy in 1775.

Washington.
ND5:681, NY privateer barge, Capt John Warner, part-owner Christopher Duyckinck, June 1776.

Washington.
Volo:252, Cont. schooner, 8 guns, 80 men, Capt Thatcher. Miller:12, part of the Hopkins Squadron.

Washington.
ND1:1074, ND2:428, PA galley built by Joshua Humphreys and others, c Aug 1775. ND1:1013, 1259, ND2:561, 272, 581, ND3:1322, ND4:1034, ND5:858, PA galley, 43 men, Capt Henry Dougherty, 20 Aug 1775 and 1 Jul 1776. PANavy:339, R76I:364, ND6:7, ND7:834, ND8:307, ND9:974, PA Navy river galley, 1 gun, 1776, Capt Henry Dougherty in 1776, Capt John McFetrich in 1777, commanding the fleet of row galleys defending the Delaware River. C202. Silverstone:19, formerly the General.
Paullin:379, added to state navy Aug 1776.

Washington.
Rider:23, ND2:56, 162, 390, 663, sloop of RI Navy, Lt John Grimes, 1775. Coggins:106, RI Navy sloop used in 1775, but returned to owner that year. ND5:1180, ND6:1134, ND7:1045, 1051, ND8:274, C161, RI row galley, Capt John Hyers, Apr 1776. He and Lt John Grimes captured the British Georgia Packet. Under Capt Ebenezer Hill, the galley was captured, condemned, and libelled 19 Apr 1776. Coggins:106, RI Navy row galley built in 1776, Capt Ebenezer Hill in Dec 1776, and used in New York defense. ND9:326, 332, ND10:212, it may have been captured to become the HM brig Washington.
Silverstone:20. Paullin:466.

Washington.
ND6:1421, NY privateer, Capt Joseph Jauncey/Chauncey, 1776. Allen:322, ND7:168, 472, 600, ND10:590, NY privateer sloop, Capt Joseph Jauncey, Jan 1777, captured British Friendship, Hope. NR:489, LCP:270/271, LM CT sloop, 6 guns, 20 men, Capt Joseph Jauncey in 1777, Capt Richard Rennals/Reynolds, Feb 1780 (Record 736).

Washington.
ND6:857, brig, Capt Consider Howland, apparently captured, with sailors from the vessel confined to Halifax, 16 Sep 1776.

Washington.
8/11 guns. GWA:703, Smith:29-30, Emmons:4, Smithsonian:4651, Arnold’s fleet row galley, General David Waterbury, in Lake Champlain fleet of Oct 1775. ND6:96, 1274, 1344, DaviesXIII:1123, ND7:955, ND8:986, ND9:332, ND10:140, ND11:462, Fowler:206, Arnold’s Fleet Row Galley, Capts David Waterbury, captured in or after Battle of Valcour Island and used as a British prize under Lt Parker I. Harrison, RN, 17 May 1777. Paullin:518. Coggins:205.

Washington.
ND6:1114, ND7:637, Allen:321-323, ND8:400, ND9:11, ND10:15, MA privateer schooner, 6 guns, 35 men, Capt Nathaniel Odiorne, 6 Aug 1776, owners Thomas Jones, John Stickney, and Joseph Marquand of Newburyport; Capt Joseph Rowe, 10 Oct 1776, same owners; Capt Joseph Stockman, 22 Apr 1777, same owners; Capt William Preston, 5 Sep 1777, mostly same owners. CTRec:607, NLHS:I:IV:31, CT privateer brig, 12 guns, 10 swivels, 80 men, Capt Odiorne, said to have captured the brig Georgia, also a scow with cannon, and also a schooner with cargo of rum and sugar, also the Betsey 2 Oct 1777.

Washington.
ND7:858, NH privateer schooner, in action 1777.

Washington.
Paullin:452, fitted out at Cape Fear Oct 1776. Coggins:102, vessel in VA Navy, 1777. Dandridge:187 shows a galley. S:20fn, joint state galley with NC, 1777. ND7:1098, ND8:272, ND9:878, row galley, Capt Goodrich Boush. Eller:202, abandoned in 1780. VANavy:162, ship, 1777-78, Capt Goodrich Boush. VANavy:159, ND11:191, galley, 1778, offered for sale to NC in Jun 1779, Lt Charles Boush (of NC?).

Washington.
ND6:870, ND7:1044, ND8:309, ND9:293, brigantine, Capt Elias Smith, MA Navy privateer, 17 Sep 1776 and 1777.

Washington.
ND8:1061, R77:235, American ship, Capt D. Livingston, from Philadelphia, captured by British Galatea, 25 Mar 1777. Ford1782:537, Ford1784:210, 402.

Washington.
Paullin:406, VA ship built at South Quays shipyard, 1777.

Washington.
Coggins:106, M:44, ND8:268, 917, C30, GA Navy galley, built in 1777, Capt John Hardy in Apr 1778, stranded and burned in 1779. Capt Hardy helped capture the British Navy Hinchinbrook, and the FL privateer, Rebecca.
Paullin:460, joined state service Spring, 1777. Possibly Chapelle:74 or 106, 113.

Washington.
CTRec:607, NLHS:I:IV:31, CT privateer vessel, Capt E. Smith and Capt Deming, active in 1779.

Washington.
CTRec:607, NHLS:I:IV:31, CT privateer schooner, 6 guns, 8 swivels, 40 men, Capt J. Rowe.

Washington.
32 guns, 1777. GWA:701, ND3:90, 697, 1051, ND5:497, American frigate, 32 guns, to be built 30 Jan 1776, Capt Thomas Read, 12 Jun 1776. ND6:1201, ND7:1237, ND8:889, ND9:976, ND10:25, 624, SchV:55, Griffin:90-91, Buel:313, Coggins:203, Blatchford:101, C252, ND11:85-88, Continental frigate launched 1776, Capt Thomas Read in Jan 1778, destroyed to prevent its capture in the Delaware River, 10 Jan 1778 or 4 May 1778. ND9:379, 694, 970, Capt Thomas Read, 1777. Griffin:65, frigate of 13 guns, 80 men, in action in 1778. FW3:836 shows 32 guns, probably destroyed by British Capt Henry. Ford1776:423, Ford1777:863, and Ford1779:130. JA6:143, 167, 7:281. Volo:90, 132. Silverstone:4, sunk incomplete 2 Nov 1777, raised 1778, burned 7 May 1778. Coggins:203.

Washington.
ND9:732, pilot boat schooner, Capt Joseph Frith, captured by British Daphne, 11 Aug 1777. Paullin:517, served 1777-1778. Chapelle:64, 78.

Washington.
ND10:470, ND11:452, American snow captured by Southampton’s tender, Capt Will Garnier, before 11 Nov 1777.

Washington.
ND10:554n, 619, sloop, Capt Collins, active 1777. ND11:452, American sloop from NC with lumber, captured by British Aeolus, Capt Chris Atkins, Oct 1777.

Washington.
Coggins:106, NC Navy brigantine for protecting Ocracoke Inlet.

Washington.
Still:7, 10, NC galley, 1778. Silverstone:19, 16 guns, purchase date unknown.

Washington.
20 guns, 1782-84. Paullin:517, Continental ship, served 1782-1784.

Washington.
Mc:369, 370, Rider:147, 159, ND11:538, prize sloop of the Jamaican privateer Gayton, recaptured by the sloop Providence in Jan 1778 at Nassau and sold in the West Indies.

Washington.
ND11:825, sloop from SC to Cape François, captured by British Niger, Capt Robert Lambert, Mar 1778.

Washington.
Capture:89, ship of Boston, commander Nathaniel Wardell, 12 carriage guns, on cruise, captured 30 May 1776. C325 shows capture by the British HMS Blonde on 30 May 1778 south of George’s Banks.

Washington.
Silverstone:15, RI galley, 1 gun, destroyed before 1778. Possibly Chapelle:106, 113.

Washington.
NR:489, LCP:270/271, LM MD sloop, 14 guns, 20 men, Capt John Burrows, Aug 1778.

Washington.
NR:489, LCP:270/271, LM PA ship, 8 guns, 30 men, Capt James Fletcher, Sep 1779 (Record 985).

Washington.
C287, PA brig, 14 guns 65 men, Capt Samuel Smith, Mar 1779.

Washington.
NR:489, LCP:270/271, LM PA schooner, 6 guns, 20 men, Capt George May, Jun 1779 (Record 1039).

Washington.
CTP:209, privateer, in Jul 1779, worked with the CT Gates and Revenge to capture the British ship Otter, Capt Forbes, 200 tons, Liverpool to New York. This privateer must be one of those listed.

Washington.
CTP:240, CT privateer sloop, Capt Benjamin King of Lyme, assisted in the capture of two prizes, in 1779, New York pilot boat, Lord Howe, and the British Reward.

Washington.
NR:489, CTP:241, LCP:270/271, LM CT sloop, 8 guns, 40 men, Capt Israel Deming, Sep 1779 (Record 777), took two prizes.

Washington.
NR:489, LCP:270/271, LM PA sloop, 8 guns, 15 men, Capt Nathaniel Chew, Sep 1779.

Washington.
Mill:140, Kaminkow:236, ship taken 16 Oct 1780 in New York, crew sent to Mill Prison in Jan 1781.

Washington.
18 guns. SchV:54, captured in 1780 at Charleston.

Washington.
Mill:140, ship, Capt Silas Talbot, captured 26 Oct 1780, committed to Mill Prison, 31 Mar 1781.

Washington.
VANavy:152, S:111, boat, 1781.

Washington.
MAS1:317, Capture:33, probably the privateer brig which captured the Friendship off Cape Ann. Rice:I:133, privateer captured by the British in 1781. Capture:91, privateer operating in West Indies in 1778, when it captured the York, but lost it to recapture.

Washington.
Allen:324, Paine:460, NR:490, LCP:270/271), LM MA privateer ship, 7 guns, 15 men, Capt Edmond Lewis of Salem, 25 Sep 1781 (Record 201).

Washington.
Paullin:394, ship of the Continental Navy, 1782. Barnes:xxxi, probably the former General Monk, captured by Capt Barney in the Hyder-Ally, then purchased and refitted as a Continental packet, Sep 1782. Capt John Paul Jones, agent to pay wages and prize money to French participants, sailed in this vessel to France 10 Nov 1783. Lt Joshua Barney, as agent for the Navy, sold the packet at Baltimore in the summer of 1784.

Washington.
NR:490, LCP:270/271, LM PA ship, 18 guns, 100 men, Capt Josiah James, Aug 1782.

Washington.
NantucketRL:370, Nantucket whaler, Capt George Bunker, first American ship to enter a Pacific Ocean Spanish port under the American flag, 1783.

Washington.
Griffin:255, ship sold at public auction in 1784 at the same time as the Alliance was sold. RM9:909, this ship probably brought from France, 100,000 crowns.

Wasp.
PCOI:215, 217, British vessel which was a prize to be fitted out as a Continental schooner named the Wasp, but the vessel was retaken by the British, Mar 1778.

Wasp.
8 guns, 1775-1777. GWA:700, ND4:1153, 1447, ND5:961, 981, ND6:197, 286, 1201, Eller:138, under Capt Charles Alexander in 1775, the former MD schooner Scorpion. Smith:45, Continental schooner assigned to the New Providence Expedition in 1776 with Lt John Baldwin in command, with 43 seamen and 5 Marines. Capt Charles Alexander is sometimes shown. ND3:218, 1264, 848, 1307, Continental schooner, Capt William Hallock, late 1775. ScharfI:227, at Delaware in 1776. Ford1776:41, Ford1777:480. ND7:1083, ND8:244, ND9:144, Capt John Baldwin, captured 4 Jul 1777 by British Lydia, and Leghorn Galley. C13. ND9:144, shows Cont. navy vessel captures Lydia 10 Jun 1777. Volo:43, 106, 111. Fowler:60. Silverstone:10, run aground in Delaware River and destroyed Nov 1777. Paullin:516, served 1775-1777. Chapelle:54, 55. Coggins:203.

Wasp.
Allen:325, C265, MA privateer snow, Capt Daniel Hathorne, 1776, Capt William Ross, Dec 1776, captured 22 Dec 1776 by the British man of war Hind. C265.

Wasp.
Coggins:103, Salley:197, 202, brig in SC Navy, 1776.

Wasp.
1 gun. ND9:216, Coggins:99, PANavy:344, C30, armed guard boat, Capt Joseph Bradford, PA Navy, 1777. Silverstone:19.

Wasp.
PANavy:434, Coggins:203, sloop, 10 guns, destroyed in Delaware River in 1777 to prevent its capture.

Wasp.
Allen:324, NR:490, LCP:270/271, one or more MA LM privateer schooners, 8 guns, 40 men, Capt John Somes, 7 May 1779, owner Nehemiah Somes; and Isaac Somes, 3 Aug 1779, owner Ebenezer Parsons of Newburyport; Capt Nathaniel Sargent, 7Oct 1779, owner Ebenezer Parsons of Newburyport; Capt Enoch Pike of Newburyport, 22 Sep 1780 (Record 280), owner Daniel Sargent of Bostonwith 4 guns, 16 men. C291.

Wasp.
Allen:325, Maclay:89, NR:490, LCP:270/271, MA LM brig of 6 guns and 20 men, Capt Daniel McNeill of Boston, 5 Jun 1782 (Record 501). Kaminkow:236, Capt Daniel McNeil, captured before Nov 1782 by the British Stag.

Wasp.
Allen:325, NR:490, LCP:270/271, LM MA privateer boat, 9 men with small arms, Capt Thomas Thompson of Boston, 26 Jan 1782 and 29 Jun 1782, with 1 gun, 18 men (Records 506, 535).

Wasp.
Marblehead, MA, LM, smallest privateer on record.

Wassenaar.
R82II:168, Dutch navy, 1782. VanMaanen, Dutch warship, Admiralty of the Maze, 64 guns, 450 men, Capt G. Oorthuis, built 1782, captured by British, 1797.

Watboo.
SCNavy:25, SC schooner, purchased by the SC Navy from Francis Kinloch and converted into a galley, 1779.

De Watergus/Water Geus/Water Guise.
ND9:104, 122, ND10:773, American/Dutch ship, Capt Adrian Chatelain, captured by British Seaford, Hind, June 1777 or 21 Dec 1777.

Watson.
ND7:788, Mc:147, Force:5:III:1530, British brig, Capt Bryson/Pearson, Jamaica to Liverpool, 120 tons, captured Oct 1776 by the Cabot, Capt Elisha Hinman, but it was retaken by its own crew 12 Dec 1776.

Watson.
R78:41, British transport, Jamaica to Philadelphia, with rum, 1777/78.

Watt.
ND1:1389, probably British ship, Capt William Bewsher, 15 May 1775, James River to Liverpool, with tobacco and plank and staves.

Watt.
Emmons:48/49, Morison:316n, British LM from Liverpool, Capt John Coulthard, captured, or driven ashore, by the Trumbull, Capt J. Nicholson. It struck on the Half Moon shoal, Montauk Point, and sunk in two hours, Sep 1780. JA9:511, 10:25. Fowler:122-123. Paullin:206.

Wealthy.
ND6:1108, Bermuda sloop, Capt Butler, permit to sell salt in VA, 2 Oct 1776.

Weatheral.
ND10:553, American ship, Capt Hawkins, captured by Lizard and destroyed 20 Nov 1777.

Weathrill.
ND8:133, 144, 157, 309, British ship, Capt Martin Cox, captured and libel filed 29 Apr 1777 by American Lady Washington.

Weazle (HM).
ND4:1243, British sloop, captured by Pallas 22 Apr 1776.

Weazle (HM).
ND2:722, ND3:1403, ND5:1365, ND6:448, ND11:125, British sloop, 10 guns, 100 men, Capt Samuel Warren, RN, captured American David, Hester.

Weazel.
SchV:43, British vessel, 14 guns, Capt Lewis Robinson, captured 30 Jan 1779 in the West Indies near St Eustatius by the French frigate La Boudeuse/Baudause. DaviesXVI:124. Volo:130, 269, sloop of war. Silverstone:91.

Weazle.
Allen:325, MA privateer sloop, 10 guns, 50 men, 80 tons, Capt Benjamin Parmenter, 24 Nov 1777, owners Archibald and John Blair of Boston.

Weazle.
Allen:325, NR:491, LCP:272/273, LM MA privateer brigantine, 5 guns, 12 men, Capt John Coombs of Newburyport, 27 Mar 1781 (Record 637); Capt William Peirce Johnson of Newburyport, 23 Aug 1781 (Record 627).

Weasel/Wezel.
NR:491, CTP:241, 242, LCP:272/273, LM CT schooner, 10 guns, 40 men, Capt Sanford Thompson, Oct 1781 (Record 831), Capt Zebulon How, Dec 1781, took at least one prize. Appeals Case 81, this schooner may have been previously commissioned with Edward Johnson as Captain in Feb and Apr 1781.

Weasel.
CTP:243, NLHS:I:IV:31, CT privateer schooner/sloop, 12 guns, Capt Gilbert Fanning, assisted in the capture of the British galley Hornet 10 Jul 1781, but was then itself captured 17 Mar 1782 by the British frigate Adamant and carried into New York. C104.

Weasel.
NR:491, Appeals Case 84, LCP:272/273, LM CT schooner, 8 guns, 20 men, Capt Samuel Spencer, Jan 1782 (Record 891), seized sloop Sally, Feb 1782.

Weasel.
Fanning:xviii, privateer captured and crew taken to the Jersey, prison ship in New York.

Weatherell/Wetherell.
Allen:200, ND7:1263-64, ND8:133, 144, 794, British ship, Capt Martin Cox, London to West Indies, captured 24 Jan 1777 by the Lady Washington, Capt Ismael Hardy, and brought into Boston. C139.

Weatheral.
ND10:553, 597, American ship, Capt Hawkins, captured and destroyed by British Lizard, 1777.

Welcome.
ND1:1367, ND3:1367, probably American schooner, 70 tons, 6 men, Capt Joshua Paine, 10 Apr 1775 to Madeira, with corn, wheat, and staves, made non-British declaration 13 Mar 1775. ND1:1378, this may be the same schooner under Capt Samuel Paine, 11 Mar 1775.

Welcome.
ND10:598, MA sloop, Capt Benjamin Tucker, active in 1777.

Wensley Dale/Wennesly Deal.
ND9:658, 678, British brig, Capt Atkinson Wynne, captured by American Hawke, 25 Sep 1777. FordXVII:466, under Capt Vickory, used to move military supplies from Gardoqui & Sons of Bilbao to America, per order of Arthur Lee, 1777/78.

Westerhall.
ND7:1263-64, ship, Capt John McLeuin, probably British, active late 1776.

Western Norland.
C&C:104, Spanish frigate, 20 men, used in 1781 at Pensacola. Robertson(1949):150-151fn, captured 1783 by British and taken to Jamaica. It had carried Spanish soldiers, and it had carried food for them, and had served as a hospital ship.

West Florida (HM).
1778-1779 GWA:703, ND4:919, British cutter, Lt Samuel Walton, used by British and registered 17 Feb 1776. SchV:43, British sloop, 14 guns, Lt J. W. Payne, Coggins:205, DaviesXIII:636, 1753, captured on Lake Pontchartain by American Morris in the Fall of 1779 and used by Spanish until sold to them in 1780. It was later used at Pensacola as the Gálveztown. ND5:888, ND6:943, ND8:968, ND9:823, ND10:294, ND11:492, Capt George Burdon, RN, at Pensacola 2 Jul 1776 and 21 Sep 1776. Ford1780:492, 600. It seized several Spanish ships 27 Aug 1777. DaviesXIII:636, 1753, XV:79, 129, XVI:1021, XVII:217, XVIII:93, West Florida armed sloop. Silverstone:15, 92, captured Sep 1779, sold 1780. Paullin:518, served 1779-1780. Chapelle:97.

Westmoreland.
Force:5:III:1530, British vessel, Capt Hoare, Jamaica to London, 300 tons, 1776, captured by Andrew Doria, Capt Biddle.

Wetherall.
ND1264, ship, Capt Martin Cox, active 1777.

Wexford.
Allen:325, MA privateer brigantine, 16 guns, 100 men, Capt John Fletcher, 2 Jan 1778, owners Nathaniel Tracy and others of Newburyport.

Wexford.
Kaminkow:236, NR:491, LCP:274/275, formerly the British Mars of Guernsey captured by the American Alliance and sent to Boston and refitted as a MA LM brigantine under Capt John Peck Rathburn 4 Aug 1781 with 20 guns and 120 men (Record 390), recaptured Oct 1781 by British. C251.

Weymouth (HM).
Paullin:368, ND3:431, ND5:538, ND9:967, CTN:86, 93, R77:409, DaviesXIV:192, ND10:1148-49, British packet ship, Capt Paul Flyn, West Indies to Falmouth, captured 28 Jul 1777 by the CT Navy Oliver Cromwell, Capt Seth Harding, libelled in MA Middle District, 1777. C139. ND11:764n, Capt Flyn, may have gotten a new packet, commissioned 3 Apr 1778. DaviesXIII:132, 1054, XIV:192, XVI:88, 93.

Weymouth.
Kaminkow:236, captured Jul 1779. DaviesXVI:29, British packet, Capt Buckingham, killed during capture by American General Sullivan Jan 1779. Hinman:132, 490, 495, one of the packets named Weymouth was mentioned.

Whig.
ND9:739, probably American schooner, Capt Nathan Bacon, at Boston, 13 Aug 1777.

Whim.
ND11:62, British ship, Capt Dominic French, cargo of slaves, captured by American privateer Fairfield, late 1777, and carried into Martinico 20 Dec 1777.

Whim.
McM:320, PA ship, 1780.

Whim.
NR:492, CTP:243, LCP:274/275, NLHS:I:IV:31, CT brigantine, 12 guns 40 men, Capt Joseph Conkling, Jun 1780 (Record 754). The Whim was apparently captured by the British and renamed the Hibernia.

Whitby.
ND2:1155, ND3:7, 65, 992, 1242, ND4:1113, British transport, arrived at Boston with troops 27 Nov 1775. ND7:990, M:15, this may be the vessel which became the prison ship, known as the Whitby about 1776. Coggins:81, H:241, British Prison ship in New York Harbor. It seems likely there was only one prison ship of this name, either called Whity or Whitby.
Dandridge:492, H:241. Cog:142. DaviesXI:194.

White Oak.
Force:5:III:1530, ND7:196, ND10:1205, British schooner, 30 tons, Capt Dean/Doane, captured at Nova Scotia by the Putnam, 14 Nov 1776.

White Oak.
NR:492, LCP:274/275, ND11:220, LM NH ship, 6 guns, 15 men, Capt Eliphalet Ladd, 26 Feb 1777 (Record 6).

Whiting.
ND4:748, ND5:1285, ND6:1460, ND7:75, CTPR75/76, built at New Haven, 2 guns placed on this galley, May 1775. Coggins:104, CTN:145-146, C200, CTP:244, CT Navy schooner-rigged galley, Jul 1776, sent to New York where it was captured in the Hudson River, fall 1776, Capt John McCleave and Capt William Plummett. Maclay:77, NY galley took part in attacking British warships, 1776. Capt McCleave and crew dismissed 30 Oct 1776. Silverstone:18. Paullin:357, in service 1776.

Widow Wadman.
NR:492, LCP:274/275, LM MD schooner, 7 guns, 14 men, Capt Salisbury Blackmer, Aug 1778.

Wild Duck/Wicked Duck.
ND4:1168, ND5:651, brig/vessel, Capt James Tibbett, involved in moving gunpowder from West Indies to MD in 1776, Abraham Vanbebber, probable owner, captured by brig Lexington 19 Apr 1776.

Wild Catt.
ND11:452, American schooner, Capt Dussau, from Baltimore with dry goods, captured by British Aeolus, Capt Chris Atkins, Nov 1777.

Wild Cat.
ND8:461, American schooner, Capt George Griffin, captured by British privateers, 28 April 1777.

Wild Cat.
SchV:54, Kaminkov:236, Clark:I:year 1779, the Wild Cat, 14 guns, 75 men, on 13/14 Jul 1779 off Newfoundland captured the British schooner Egmont, but the following day the Wild Cat was itself captured by the Surprise, a British frigate. Sherman:174, relates this same incident but gives the year as 1776, probably a mistake. Silverstone:91. Allen:325, Maclay:136, Mill:138, Paine:460, MA brig of 130 tons, 12 to 14 guns, and 75 men, Capt David Ropes, 22 May 1779, owners John Fiske and others, captured Oct 1779, crew to Mill Prison. Kaminkow:236, DaviesXVI:172, 1004, shows capture Jul 1779.

Wild Duck.
ND4:???, galley, Capt John McCleave, probably American, active mid 1776.

Wild Duck.
Smith:61, C311, ND4:311, 400, 1168, ND5:651, a Maryland armed brig moving powder and supplies from Eustatius in 1776, Capt James Tibbett, Mar 1776. She was purchased by the Naval Committee and renamed the Lexington Cont. brig.

Wilhelmina.
ND1:1193, probably British vessel, Capt Williams, sailing to London with letters from Henry Laurens at Charleston, 20 Aug 1775.

Wild Irishman.
CTPR75/76:120, 4 guns placed on this CT vessel under Deacon Gilbert in May 1775.

Wilkes.
ND10:337, DaviesXIII:223, 1317, British vessel, Capt William Pitts, taken in West Indies off Barbados by American privateers, including Interpid, fitted out in Martinique by 28 Oct 1777.

Wilks/Wilkes.
NR:492, LCP:274/275, ND11:220, LM NH sloop, 10 guns, 60 men, Capt Mendes fils Cadet, 28 May 1777 (Record 9).

Wilkes.
Dandridge:186, VANavy:172, NR:492, LCP:274/275, S:87, LM brigantine in VA Navy, 14 guns, 50 men, Capt William Cunningham, Mar and Oct, 1781, sunk by British, 1781.

Wilkes.
Allen:326, MA privateer brigantine, 14 guns, 100 men, Capt John Foster Williams, 27 Jul 1777, owners Caleb Davis and others of Boston. ND9:710, probably chased on shore on Cape Cod and burned, 17 Jul 1777.

Wilkes.
Allen:326, SchV:54, one or two MA privateer brigantines, 12 guns, 30 men, Capt William Pearce, 28 Dec 1779, owners William Pearce and others; Capt Job Knight, 21 Apr 1780, probably the same vessel, 14 guns, 75 men, owners John Stevens and others, captured in 1780 at Newfoundland by the British Fairy.

Will.
ND10:196, ship, Capt James Collison, probably British, arrives at Dominica 17 Oct 1777.

Will.
ND8:161, ND11:449, American sloop loaded with molasses at Jamaica captured by British Boreas, Capt Charles Thompson, 20 Mar 1777.

Will & Henry.
ND6:1171, SC privateer schooner, Capt Richard Eastef, 23 Sep 1776, when it was captured by British Winchelsea.

William.
ND1:1382, probably British ship, 200 tons, 15 men, Capt James Thomas, 26 Dec 1774, Annapolis to Bristol with wheat and staves.

William.
ND1:1048, 1129, 1149, probablly British vessel, at Williamsburg, VA, 12 Aug 1775.

William.
ND2:1350, 1356, 1359, probably British sloop, 35 tons, Capt Christopher Clark, from Tortola to Roanoke, with rum, sugar, and salt, 5 June 1775. Active in West Indies trade.

William.
ND2:944, probable British ship, 4 guns, active 1775.

William.
ND3:705, 1056, 1294, British brigantine, Capt John Mercier, detained at Charleston, 14 Feb 1776. Force:5:III:1530, ND4:475, 943, British ship, Capt Mercier/Mercer, Jamaica and Georgia to London, captured Feb 1776 or 2 Mar 1776 by inhabitants of GA or SC and taken into SC.

William.
ND3:342, 586, 1367, probably British brig, Capt Alexander Ferguson, made non-British declaration, Apr 17 1775.

William (HM).
ND3:661, armed British vessel at Williamsburg 6 Jan 1776. DaviesXI:131, 163, possibly this vessel.

William.
ND5:886, British/Tory brigantine, seized as British property, and placed at New Bern Port, NC, to be tried before Judge Christopher Neale.

William.
ND4:758, ND5:6, McMA:24, Hearn:161, British brig, 100 tons, Capt Richard Price, Azores to Boston, captured 7 May 1776 by MA Hancock, Capt Tucker, later used by Arnold in Quebec Campaign. GWNavy:233, Mc:439, British brig captured 7 May 1776 by the Hancock, Capt Samuel Tucker and sent into Lynn, MA.

William.
ND4:707, 757-58, British brig, in Beaufort, SC, Capt Philip Wescott, owned in London, to be captured and condemned in court as soon as possible.

William.
R76III:156, ND6:1020, ND7:797, British Transport, Capt Moore, Boston to London, captured 1776, retaken by British Fowey. This vessel may have been the former Creighton. ND7:725, 736, British ship, Capt Benjamin Moore, captured first by Boston Provincials, then sold to Tories who wished to take passage to England, 12 Nov 1776.

William.
ND6:341, British/Tory brigantine, to be seized and libeled by order of the NC Council of Safety, 1776.

William.
Force:5:III:1530, British vessel, Capt Pine, St Michaels to Boston, 130 tons, 1776.

William.
Force:5:III:1530, ND6:1107, ND8:520, British Army Transport, Capt John Bond, Jamaica to Liverpool, 300 tons, captured by Chance, 1776, or by Providence, 2 Oct 1776. ND7:797, this may be the transport recaptured by British Fowey.

William.
Emmons:46/47, British ship, captured by the American Boston, Confederacy.

William.
R77:110, British storeship, 1777. ND6:600, possibly the British transport reported missing as of 21 June 1776.

William.
ND4:1217, ND5:1021, ship in action with Lord Dunmore’s fleet, 23 Apr 1776. Selby:56, ND5:1250, VA merchantman, impressed by Lord Dunmore, 1776. ND8:619, Lord Dunmore’s fleet vessel which lists captured prisoners 28 Feb 1777.

William.
ND10:722, British brig, captured by American Hawke, condemned and libelled 29 June 1777.

William.
ND9:575, 592, ND10:15-16, British schooner, Capt James Webber, captured by Fanny, General Mercer, libelled in MA Middle District, 18 Aug 1777.

William.
R77:409, British vessel, Capt Callaghan, Corke to Bourdeaux, 1777.

William.
R77:409, British vessel belonging to Wexford, Capt Wadden, 1777.

William.
Allen:222, British vessel taken by 18 May 1777 by the Modern Pilgrim.

William.
Sheppard:345, ship taken by the frigate Boston, manned with a prize crew.

William.
ND9:857-58, ND10:56, CTP:208, British brigantine, Capt Henry Davis, captured 7 Sep 1777 by CT sloop Revenge, Capt Joseph Conkling. R78:41, ND10:56, Honduras to London, libelled in CT, 1777.

William.
NR10:1208, British schooner, Capt Baker, 70 tons, Halifax to Quebec, taken by the Tiger, trial 8 Dec 1779.

William.
ND10:1208, British schooner, Capt McKay, 50 tons, Halifax to Quebec, taken by the Revenge, 24 Aug 1779.

William.
ND10:1208, British sloop, Capt Valpey, 60 tons, Halifax to New York, taken by the Sweat, trial 22 Mar 1779.

William.
CTP:112, British schooner, Capt William Reid, captured in Aug 1779, by CT sloop Harlequin, Capt Samuel Brooks. C35.

William.
McM:132, McMA:160, British ship, Master John Gregory, Gibraltar to New York, prize of MA General Arnold, 1779.

William.
Mc:132, 449, British sloop, joint Continental capture, June 1779, taken to Philadelphia.

William.
McM:43, brig, a prize in hands of British, recaptured by CT vessel, 1782.

William.
CTP:255, British vessel captured by Fairfield County privateers.

William.
CTP:184, McM:61-62, British brig, Capt William Corson, formerly a prize of the British Assurance, but recaptured by the sloop Randolph and the schooner Eliza and the brig Hancock, 29 May 1782. Christopher Vail was prizemaster who brought the William into New London on 30 May for libel.

William.
Kaminkow:236, British ship from convoy of Ardant, Vaughan, Hydra, from Jamaica, captured 23 Jan 1783 by American privateer Dolphin, then re-captured later that same day by the British escort, Vaughan. Capt Burns was either the British master or the American prize master.

William.
ND2:1256, probably American brig, Capt James McEwen, captured by HMS Niger 2 Dec 1775.

William.
ND1:1384, ND3:1369, probably American sloop, 25 tons, 4 men, Capt Joseph Hutchins, made non-British declaration 24 Jul 1775, in West Indies trade from Providence to Baltimore, 27 Jul 1775.

William.
ND4:1346, ND5:908, brig/vessel in action, seized at New Bern 30 Apr 1776.

William.
Force:5:III:1526, ND4:1481, ND5:218, ND6:1369, ND8:593, ND11:454, American schooner, master Joshua/Joseph Bunker, fitted out at expense of Nicholas and John Browne of Providence, Bourdeaux to RI, with gunpowder and arms, listed cargo 23 May 1776, captured 22 Oct 1777 by British Galatea.

William.
Force:5:III:1524, ND5:346, 368, ND6:1124, American schooner, loaded with fish, master John Tucker, St Eustatia to Salem, captured c 25 Apr 1776 by British Cerberus.

William.
ND6:481, ND10:722, ND5:1254, ND6:481, American brig, Capt Zabdiel Coffin, captured by British Hawke, 21 Jun 1776 and condemned in Roseau, Dominica.

William.
Force:5:III:1526, American vessel captured in 1776 by British Milford.

William.
ND5:908, American brigantine, captured 9 Jay 1776 by British Hound.

William.
ND6:829, 1170, schooner, captured 25 Sep 1776 by British Maidstone.

William.
ND6:1267, boat, Capt Mallory, permit to go on to Martinico, 14 Oct 1776.

William.
ND6:1267, brigantine, paid by SC Treasury, for services rendered, 10 Aug 1776.

William.
Capture:90, schooner bound for West Indies, captured June 1776 near Long Island.

William.
CTP:8, CT sloop, Capt Asher Fairchild, chartered to move salt from West Indies to CT, Oct 1777.

William.
ND7:1048, American brig, Capt Jesse Harding, captured by British Solebay, 27 Jan 1777.

William.
R77:234, ND7:1095, ND8:1059, American sloop, Capt Peter Bontacon, from New Haven, captured by British Unicorn 3 Feb 1777. ND10:723, this may be the sloop captured, condemned and libelled 26 Feb 1777.

William.
R77:232, ND8:1054, American ship, Capt William Russell, from Newbury, MA, captured by British Brune 30 Jan 1777.

William.
CTP:7, ND8:160, CT schooner, 6 seamen, Capt Nicoll Fosdick, chartered to move salt from West Indies to CT in Feb 1777, captured by British Glasgow 20 Mar 1777 on first voyage.

William.
ND11:184-185, American sloop, captured at Townsend in New England by British Rainbow and Hope, 30 Aug 1777.

William.
Mwhipple:107, brig from Amsterdam to Boston, Capt Robert Stonehouse, 1778.

William.
Capture:89, ND11:378, schooner, master Osborn Serjeant, Cape Ann to Bilboa, captured 19 Feb 1778, by HMS Raisonable, Capt Thomas Fitzherbert, east of George’s Banks.

William.
Allen:326-327, NR:492, LCP:274/275, LM MA privateer ship, 8 guns, 20 men, Capt George Rapall, 16 Sep 1779, owners Samuel Newhall and others of Newburyport; Capt William Peirce Johnson of Newburyport, 25 Dec 1780 (Record 608); Capt Joseph Rowe of Newburyport, 21 Jun 1781 (Record 374); Capt Jesse Fearson, 1782. Paine:460 shows Joseph Fearson, not Jesse.

William.
C106, NH ship, 6 guns, 10 men, Capt John Fearson, Oct 1779.

William.
Allen:327, MA privateer brigantine, 4 guns, 15 men, Capt David Allen, 9 Oct 1779, owner Benjamin Thompson of Boston.

William.
Eller:301, 326, Baltimore merchant vessel which made two successful West Indies voyages, but was wrecked in Sep 1780. It returned three times its initial investment.

William.
Allen:327, MA privateer schooner, Capt Solomon Coit, 1781.

William.
Capture:89, schooner, master William Tucker, fishing, captured prior to 11 Jul 1781 by the British armed schooner David, and taken into Penobscot. Kaminkow:236, this may be the ship shown captured Oct 1780.

William.
M880:3, schooner, Capt Richard Cleark, supporting Yorktown operations, Oct 1781.

William.
RM5:469, schooner, owners apparently in RI, asked by Robert Morris in June 1782 to come forward to settle their old accounts, date not given.

William.
NR:493, LCP:274/275, LM PA ship, 4 guns, 20 men, Capt Nicolas Vallance, Aug 1782.

William & Ann.
ND1:59, ??? transport, probably British, at RI with damage, 20 Dec 1774.

William & Anne.
ND9:231, 240, 704, apparently a British brig, Capt Edward Howe, captured by Americans, then recaptured by British Amazon, 7 July 1777.

William and Ann.
PANavy:314, 318, British ship libeled Sep 1779, after capture by the General Greene under Capt James Montgomery.

William & Barbara.
Capture:90, ND8:843, 863, British sloop, Capt Martin, captured by American privateer brig Freedom commanded by John Clouston 16 April 1777, and sent to New England, recaptured 27/29 May by British HMS Albany.

William and Charles.
ND5:1022, British/Tory brigantine, part of Lord Dunmore’s fleet, 10 Jul 1776.

William & Elizabeth.
DaviesX:161, 201, XVI:1815, 2304, British vessel, Capt David Young, suspected of disloyalty, c 1775-76, probably still active 1779/80.

William and Grace.
ND9:538, American brig, Capt William Kissick, captured 28 Jul 1777 by British Neptune, tender for Prince George.

William& Hopewell.
ND10:797, brig, Capt ???, owner, Vernon Webb, probably American, 24 Dec 1777.

William & James.
ND2:351, American vessel, detained by British Pomona, 7 Oct 1775.

William and John.
RM5:331, apparently an American sloop captured by 5 deserters from a British flag of truce brigantine Maria on 10 May 1782, then retaken off the NJ coast by Americans, then captured again by British and taken into New York. The British returned the vessel to VA with compensation to the owners for lost cargo.

Williaminta/Willey & Minta.
ND10:704, NR:493, LCP:274/275, 276/277, LM MD schooner-boat, 4 guns, 10 men, Capt Thomas Waters, 24 Oct 1777, Capt William Skillirn/Skilliern, May 1778.

Willing Maid.
Allen:327, MA privateer, 4 guns, 25 men, Capt John Savage of Salem, 24 Jul 1782.

William and Mary.
Force:5:III:1530, ND7:167, R78:41, British brigantine, Capt George Casey/Carey, Grenada to Cork, Ireland, 90 tons, captured by American Revenge, 15 Nov 1776.

William and Mary.
R77:110, ND8:801, British brig, Capt Edward Howe, Oporto to Holland, captured 21 Apr 1777 by Americans.

William and Mary.
ND9:623, R77:110, 209, British vessel, Halifax to New York, worth 2030 pounds, Capt Platt, captured 1 Sep 1777 by Oliver Cromwell. Volo:269, yacht, 8 guns.

William and Mary.
ND1:1390, ND10:804, British brigantine, Capt Daniel Moore, captured by Oliver Cromwell, libelled in MA Middle District, 25 Dec 1777. He had been moving tobacco from James River to London 9 June 1775.

William and Mary.
ND7:811, American brig, 200 tons, carried supplies to Paris 28 Dec 1776.

William and Mary.
ND8:459, ship, Capt John Burrows, captured by Phoenix, 27 Apr 1777.

William & Mary.
ND7:715, ND6:1003, 1196, American brig, Capt William Norton, libeled by Revenge, sold with cargo and vessel, 18 Oct 1776.

William and Mary.
American sloop captured Apr 1777 by British Daphne.

William & Mary.
Kaminkow:236, C196, MA privateer, Capt Philip Marrett/Marrier/Marriot, captured before Nov 1781, by the British Santa Margarita.

William and Polly.
R77:409, ND10:870, 983, British vessel, Capt Simmonds/Symonds, Newfoundland to London, captured by Success, 1 Oct 1777.

William & Polly.
McM:323, 324, Eller:279, British schooner, Capt John Travis, captured by MD privateer Recovery, prize of PA at MD, used to transport infantry of General Washington in 1781. Eller:279, captured in 1778 by PA armed boat Recovery, Capt Gear Chadwick. C52.

Williamsburg Packet.
Robertson(1779):145, sloop of VA , Capt Osborn, captured in 1776 by British Boreas, Capt Charles Thompson, and carried to Jamaica.

Williamson.
ND2:709, ND3:342, Nelson:90, British vessel/ordnance storeship to arrive with arms in convoy 8 Sep 1775.

Williamson.
McM:101, CTP:249, 250, Hearn:86, British ship/transport, 100 tons, Capt Christopher Reed, prize of CT Young Cromwell, Randolph, Success, 3 Sep1781.

William Zelanders.
ND11:965, a Dutch ship at Falmouth in Feb 1778, from which Capt William Atwell was taken, he being wanted, apparently, as a Rebel.

Willing.
ND8:376, MA privateer schooner, with convoy 19 Apr 1777.

Willing.
Huston:212, 214, Mississippi river boat, bought by General George Rogers Clark and refitted as a row galley, 4 swivel guns, 2 four-pounders, 40 men, used in the march to Vincennes.

Willing Lass.
CTP:233, British schooner, 35 tons, Capt Turner, captured in Great South Bay, Long Island on 1 Nov 1781 by CT armed boat True Blue.

Willing Lass.
Dandridge:186, VANavy:172, LCP:276/277, GMB:35, privateer brigantine, 16 guns, 95 men, Capt Thomas Williams, Mar 1781. NR:493, carried as a LM MD brig, May 1780, same Capt.

Willing Maid.
R77:233, ND8:300, 1057, American brig, Capt Roger Pye, from St Thomas, captured by British Pearl, Camilla, 6 Apr 1777.

Willing Maid.
ND11:267, 357, apparently an American schooner, Capt John Thomas, captured by British who renamed her Hawke, and made her a tender for HMS Enterprise. She captured sloop Lee, Capt Jacob Bennett.

Willing Maid.
Paine:460, NR:494, LCP:276/277, LM MA schooner, 4 guns, 25 men, Capt John Savage, 24 Jul 1782 (Record 153)

Willis.
Selby:228, VA merchant vessel, owned by Carter Braxton, lost to British, c 1777.

Wilson.
R78:41, ND10:89, British ship, Capt John Johnson, Clyde to New York, captured 9 Oct 1777 by Hampden, Dolphin, libelled in MA Middle District, 1777/78.

Winborne.
British brig, Capt Thomas Howard, captured Dec 1781 by MA privateer brigantine Antelope.

Winchelsea (HMS).
ND1:427, ND3:1410, ND4:1130, ND5:1354, ND6:1168, ND7:1264, ND8:1999, ND10:536, ND11:452, 32 guns, 180 men, Capt Nathaniel Bateman, RN, at first in the Mediterranean 6 Mar 1775, later in America where she captured numerous American vessels, including Dorothy 18 Nov 1777. JA8:372, British ship of the line. Volo:269, 32 guns.

De Windhond.
RM8:622, Dutch brig, Lt Goverts, one of four Dutch naval vessels to come with the Dutch minister to the U. S. in 1783. VanMaanen, Dutch cutter, Admiralty of the Maze, 24 guns, 120 men, Lt F. Goeverts, active 1782.

Windhond.
VanMaanen, Dutch guard or pilot vessel, Admiralty of Friesland, 6 guns, 20 men, Capt Roukes, active 1782.

Windsor (HMS).
ND6:452, condemned ship as of 21 Jun 1776. Capture:90, British ship captured by Americans, then recaptured by British before 28 Feb 1781.

Winford.
ND4:693, British transport vessel, being refitted in Antigua as of Apr 1776.

Winslydal/Winslydeal.
CC:M247, R110, #83, American merchant vessel, Capt Eli Vickery, in Feb 1778 moving military supplies from Cadiz to Boston. Ford1780:466.

Winthrop.
Maclay:89, 90, Allen:327, MA Navy sloop of 12/13 guns, Capt George Little, took several prizes during the war, acquired in 1782, sold in 1783 after two cruises that year. MAS has crew list. Silverstone:19. Paullin:339, added to state navy, spring of 1782. Coggins:104.

Winthrop Willy.
Mill:74-75, captured in 1777 and crew taken to Mill Prison.

Winyaw.
R77:232, ND8:1054, American ship, Capt Samuel Harlow, from Boston, captured by British Brune 10 Apr 1777.

Wolfe.
Possibly ND2:726, British sloop at Falmouth, 21 Sep 1775. R77:409, ND9:644, ND10:90, British sloop, Capt William Marshall, Jamaica to Glasgow, captured by Fanny, General Mercer, libelled MA Middle District, 18 Aug 1777.

Wolf.
CTP:171, British snow, Capt James Erving, Antigua to New York, captured in Apr 1780 by CT sloop Patty, Capt John Prout Sloan.
C282.

Wolf/Woolf.
ND7:985, MAS1:436, American privateer sloop, Capt James Baird, captured by British and crewmen exchanged Jan 1777 at Rhode Island.

Wolf.
ND7:1227, MA brig, Capt Shubael Worth, owner Silvanus Hussey, to take trade materials to SC where she was to return with rice, 18 Feb 1777.

Wolfe.
Allen:327, ND6:1439, 674, ND7:984, MA privateer sloop, 10 guns, 10 swivels, 90 men, Capt Nathaniel Freeman, 4 Sep 1776, owners Samuel Doggett, Samuel Partridge, and others of Boston, captured 26 Jul 1776 by British Unicorn. C161.

Wolf.
R77:232, ND8:1055, American schooner, Capt Simon Elliott, from St Thomas, captured by the British Phoenix 10 Mar 1777.

Wolf.
Eller:470, brig, coppered bottom, captured by British Swift at Hoods Point on the James River, early 1781, left at Elizabeth River with the British Charon.

Wolf.
VANavy:172, NR:494, LCP:278/279, LM privateer ship, 16 guns, 60 men, Capt Samuel Butler, May 1782.

Wolf.
OC:253, brig departing Bilboa, Spain in Oct, 1777. Kaminkow:236, MA Capt Nathaniel Nowell, captured before Jul 1782 by the British Lydia, James Planter, Northumberland. C233.

Wolodimer.
Paullin:304, flagship for John Paul Jones at some point in his later career, working out of Copenhagen. He wrote Thomas Jefferson in Paris from this vessel.

Woodbridge.
ND1:1016, 1097, ND2:149, 221, 1374, American schooner, Capt John Williamson, Philadelphia to Newbury with foodstuffs, captured Aug 1775 by HMS Glasgow, or Merlin, condemned and sold in Boston, 18 Aug 1775.

Woodbridge.
ND1:1366, brig, Annapolis to Bilbao, 7 men, 90 tons, Capt William Knapp, 11 Mar 1775, with flour. Also made trips to West Indies.

Woodbridge.
ND4???, sloop, probably American, active mid 1776.

Woodbridge.
ND8:84, MA schooner, Capt Samuel Dugard, ready to go to Bilbao, Spain, listed stores required 11 Mar, 1777.

Woodcock.
ND1:458, British ship built in 1775 and launched by H. Jackson of Whitehaven, England, for Fisher & Bragg, first ship captured by Americans after land hostilities began, 17 Apr 1775.

Woodcock.
Force:5:III:1530, ND7:645, ND8:546, British Army Transport, Capt William Richardson, Quebec to London, 260 tons, captured by American Diamond, libelled and condemned 22 Oct 1776.

Woodlands.
CTN:171, British prison ship in New York Harbor. ND4:1050, probably the British Woodland, ordnance storeship with convoy of 19 Apr 1776. DaviesXIII:2394.

Woodmas.
ND2:1113-14, ship, Capt Henderson, to be loaded by John Willcocks of Philadelphia for a voyage to West Indies for war materials, Nov 1775.

Woolwich.
ND2:46, 1375, American sloop, Capt Benjamin Crocker, Falmouth to Grenada with lumber and horses, captured by British Lively, Sep 1775.

Woortman.
DaviesX:248, apparently a Dutch vessel going to Amsterday, c 1775-76.

Wooster.
CTPR75/76:120, 3 guns placed on this privateer in May 1775. NR:494, CTP:243-246,, LCP:278/279, ND8:1020, ND10:590, ND11:389, 763, Allen:328, ND8:1020, ND10:590, LM CT privateer sloop, 10 guns, 80 men, Capt John McCleave, Nov 1776 (Record 666), Capt Enoch Staples, Nov 1777, Capt Ebenezer Peck, Feb 1778 (Record 689), Capt William Brintnall when captured in May 1779 and taken into the West Indies. C33. NLHS:I:IV:11, 31, sloop, formerly of New Haven, apparently captured and put into British service as the Sally, then recaptured and advertised for sale in New London in 1779.

Wortley.
Sands:217, on of four British cartel vessels sent from Charleston to exchange prisoners at Jamestown. The exchange did not take place and the ships went with Cornwallis to Yorktown. The Wortley was captured by the French fleet on 30 Aug 1781.

Wray.
ND4:???, ship, probably British, active mid 1776.

Wray.
ND1:138, schooner/galley, loaded with tobacco, libeled by Henry Collin of HM schooner Magdalen, 12 or 20 Mar 1775, but acquitted in Admiralty Court in VA.

Wreck.
MAS1:190, a British prize vessel so designated by crewmen of the sloop Providence, Capt John P. Rathburn, who held shares.

Wren.
ND1:1368, 1378, ND3:1367, 50 tons, 7 men, probably American brig, Capt Thomas Wood, entered Baltimore from Jamaica, 17 Apr 1775, made non-British declaration, then Annapolis to London. This may also be recorded as brig Wynkoop, Capt Thomas Wood, active late 1775.

Wren.
ND11:394, American sloop, Capt Jonathan Cushman, captured by British Daphne, Capt St. John Chinnery, 20 Feb 1778, libelled and condemned 11 Mar 1778.

Wynkoop.
ND5:1284, Continental Army Gondola, named for Cornelius Wynkoop, who sent her to General Gates in Jul 1776. She was later carried as a British army vessel, possibly captured on Lake Champlain.

Wynn.
R78:41, British vessel, Capt French, Africa to the West Indies, 1777/78.

AmUnitUZ, 8 Dec 2009.


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