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April 1780





Name of Vessel:

Arbuthnot

Master of Vessel:

Downey

Rig of Vessel:

Brig

Date of Capture:

[April] 1780

Place of Capture:


Captor:

Pennsylvania Privateer Brigs Argo and Fair American

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Battery:


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Prize master:


Prize crew:


Ordered Into:


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Date Arrived:


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Date Sold:


Action:

No

Recaptured:

No


Comments: Pennsylvania Privateer Brigs Argo (Commander Peter Ridge) and Fair American (Commander Stephen Decatur) were at sea in April 1780. They captured the British Privateer Brig Arbuthnot (Downey).


[The Connecticut Courant [Hartford], Tuesday, May 23, 1780, datelined South Carolina, April 17, 1780]


Revised: 11 November 2008