American Prizes - January 1776











Date Captor Name Master Rig Codes Fate Tons Crew Guns
2 SCN Schooners Hawke, Hibernia [unknown]   Ship NA/I        
3 SC militia [unknown]   Schooner NA/C        
4 VAN Sloop Liberty †§Fanny John Cunningham Brig NA/I TC 90    
4 VAN Sloop Liberty §Industry James Sampson Brig NA/C        
5 SC militia [unknown]   Sloop NA/C R      
6 SC militia William John Mercier Brigantine NA        
7 Georgia militia Inverness M’Gillivray Ship NA/O D      
7 GAN Schooner [unknown] Inverny McKenzie Ship          
8 SC troops [unknown]   Schooner          
8 SC troops [unknown] William Ritchie Schooner NA/C        
9 SC militia [unknown]   Sloop NA/C        
9 SC militia [unknown]   Sloop NA/I        
[10] Georgia militia Adventure Richard Chapman Ship NA/C RC 225 8  
[10] Georgia militia Amity Ash Brig NA/C        
[10] Georgia militia Beaufort Wood Ship NA/C        
[10] Georgia militia Charming Nancy Robert King Ship NA/C RC 200 14  
[10] Georgia militia Christian John Alexander Brig NA/C RC 140 8  
[10] Georgia militia Christie Andrew Lee Brig NA/C RC 140 7  
[10] Georgia militia Christie George Craik Brig NA/C RC 120 6  
[10] Georgia militia Fair Lady Robertson   NA/C        
[10] Georgia militia Georgia Packet Thomas Glenders   NA/C RC 120 9  
[10] Georgia militia Georgia Planter Inglis Ship NA/C        
[10] Georgia militia Live Oak John Wallace Brig NA/C RC 250 6  
[10] Georgia militia Maria Robert Welch Schooner NA/C RC 100 6  
[10] Georgia militia Marlborough Thomas Walker Ship NA/C RC 213 13  
[10] Georgia militia Nelly Fletcher   NA/C D      
[10] Georgia militia Polly     NA/C D      
[10] Georgia militia Rebecca Rutherford   NA/C        
[10] Georgia militia Unity Wardell Ship NA/C R      
[10] Georgia militia Samuel and Charles William Pinkerton Brig NA/C RC 150 5  
[10] Georgia militia [unknown]   Schooner NA/C D      
[10] Georgia militia Yorick Steel   NA/C        
15 MAP Schooner Washington †§Friends Archibald Bowie Ship NA/I TC 200    
15 MAP Schooner Washington §Sukey Madett Engs Brigantine NA/I TC 90    
18 MAP Schooner Boston Revenge Jenny William Wood Ship NA/I TC 250 10  
23 Continental troops, New Jersey militia †§Blue Mountain Valley James Hamilton Dempster Ship NA/I TC 300 16 4
24 SCN Ship Prosper §Lovely Betsey Robert Farquhar Schooner NA/C R      
24 SC militia Three Brothers William Pindar Sloop NA/C R      
25 CA Schooner Hancock †§Happy Return James Hall Ship NA/I TC 130    
25 CA Schooner Hancock †§Norfolk Jonathan Grendall Ship NA/I TC 120    
27 Whaleboats §Betsey William Heath Sloop NA/C TC 115    
29 CA Schooners Franklin and Lee †§Henry and Esther Nellis Ship NA/I TC 300    
29 CA Schooners Franklin and Lee §Rainbow Samuel Perkins Sloop NA/I R 60 3  

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: January 1776
Status Brigs Schooners Ships Sloops Others Total
Captured 10 6 15 6 5 42
Recaptured 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total Captures 10 6 15 6 6 43
Recaptured by enemy 5 1 3 0 1 10
Released 0 1 1 3 0 5
Total: 5 (18%) 4 (14%) 11 (39%) 3 (11%) 5 (18%) 28
Significant Captures: January 1776
Government vessels 1 0 6 0 0 7 (25%)
Privateers 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Provisions in cargo 2 1 0 2 0 5 (18%)
Munitions in cargo 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Total 3 1 6 2 0 12 (43%)

Tonnage By Rig: January 1776
Status Brigs Schooners Ships Sloops Others Total
Captured 1400 600 2925 540 600 6065
Recaptured 0 0 0 0 120 120
Total Captures 1400 600 2925 540 720 6185
Recaptured by enemy 700 100 585 0 120 1505
Released 0 100 195 270 0 565
Total: 700 400 2145 270 600 4115



Summary By Area/Nationality/Destination: January 1776
Area
Status North America Newfoundland Lesser Antilles Greater Antilles Europe Total
Captured 43 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 43
Nationality
Status British French Spanish Dutch Other Total
Captured 43 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 43 (100%)
Destination
Status Outbound Inbound Coastal In Port No Info Total
Captured 1 (2%) 11 (26%) 28 (65%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 43 (100%)

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