American Prizes - December 1776












Date Captor Name Master Rig Codes Fate Tons Crew Guns
1 MAP Schooner Warren Patroclus William Gill Schooner NA/C TC 100    
[1] MAP Sloop Union Hawk Thomas Sheehy Schooner E/I TC 70    
6 RIP Sloop Charming Sally Betsey William Clarke Schooner NA/C TC 30    
6 MAP Brigantine Washington Placentia Thomas Eldrad Brigantine E TC 130    
6 [unknown] Indian Queen M’Pherson   E     24  
7 MAP Brigantine Washington Samuel and Mary Bennett   E R      
8 CN Brig Andrew Doria Racehorse William Jones Sloop J TC 98 60 10
10 MAP Brigantine Washington Salisbury John S. Cole Brigantine E R      
12 CN Brig Andrew Doria Thomas Thomas Nicolson Snow NA/I RC 72   6
15 RIP Schooner Eagle; MAP Sloop True Blue Addellgunte Loewise Barnard Anderson Ship NA/O TC 500 3+  
15 NHP Schooner McClary Resolution Francis Barnard Snow NA/C D   7+  
[15] CTP Sloop American Revenue §Athol James Wadie Brig LI/I TC 100    
[15] MAP Schooner Warren Carlisle James Blerver Bark NA/O TC 300    
[15] MAP Schooner Warren Content John Taylor Ship NA TC/IS 400    
[15] MAP Brigantine Reprisal Hetty Charles Ross Snow NA/C TC 120    
[15] NYN Sloop Montgomery Hannah William Wilkinson Schooner NA/C TC 60 4  
[15] NYN Sloop Montgomery Minerva John Winning Brigantine NA/C TR      
[15] Obadiah Ayers et al Molly Robert Young Sloop NA/C TC 60    
[15] MAP Schooner Hawke Perseverance John Landers Brigantine NA TC 50    
[15] [unknown] Polly Alexander McAuslen Sloop NA TC      
[15] CN Schooner Wasp Two Brothers Robert Burton Schooner NA/C TC 40 7  
[15] CTP Schooner Nancy §[unknown]   Brig NA/I        
[15] CN Schooner Wasp ■♦[unknown]   Schooner NA/O RC      
19 RIP Sloop United States Venus John Peacock Ship NA/O D   21+  
[25] CN Schooner Wasp Success John Burrows Schooner NA/I TC 40 [5]  
27 CTP Sloop American Revenue §Two Brothers John Salter Schooner LI/I TC 150    
27 Pinkham George Richard Willis Schooner NA TC 80 51 8
27 MAP Sloop Rover Mercury William Seaton Ship NA RC      

CODES/NOTES:
† British government owned shipping or cargo (warships, trading vessels, packets, etc.)
‡ British privateers/letters of marque
¶ Munitions/military supplies in cargo
§ Provisions in cargo
■ French; ♠ Dutch; ▲ Spanish; ♣ Other neutral
Place of capture: NA = North America; NF = Newfoundland; LT = Lesser Antilles; J = Greater Antilles; E = European waters
Destination: /O = outward bound (to British forces/territories); /I = inward bound (to British area not in revolt); /C = coastal traffic; /P = in port
Fate: TC = Tried, condemned; TR = Tried, released; R = Released before trial; D = Destroyed; RC = Recaptured before trial; IS = Taken into service
♦ Recaptured from the enemy




Summary By Rig: December 1776
Status Brigs Schooners Ships Sloops Others Total
Captured 0 0 0 0 0 0
Recaptured 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Captures 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0
Recaptured by enemy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Released 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Significant Captures: December 1776
Government vessels 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Privateers 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Provisions in cargo 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Munitions in cargo 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)



Summary By Area/Nationality/Destination: December 1776
Area
Status North America Newfoundland Lesser Antilles Greater Antilles Europe Total
Captured 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0
Nationality
Status British French Spanish Dutch Other Total
Captured 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0
Destination
Status Outbound Inbound Coastal In Port No Info Total
Captured 0 (0%) 0 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (50%) 0 (0%) 0

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