American Prizes - October 1776










Date Captor Name Master Rig Codes Fate Tons Crew Guns
1 MAP Schooner Speedwell †§St. George Benjamin Bidgood Snow NA/I TC 120    
[1] MAP Schooner True Blue [unknown] Isaac Strutland Ship E/C     13+  
[1] MA citizens Christian Abiel Wood Ship NA/C TC      
[1] MAP Schooner Dolphin Prosperity Josiah Beal Schooner NA TC 40    
2 CN Brig Cabot Clarendon John Denniston Ship NA/O TC 200    
2 CN Brig Cabot Watson Pearson Brig NA/O RC      
2 CN Brig Cabot Esther John Harvey Ship NA/O TC 350    
3 RIP Sloop Diamond Live Oak James Wallace Brig NA/O TC 200    
3 CA Schooner Lee Sally Jesse Noble Schooner NA/I TC 90    
5 MAP Schooner True Blue Anne of Burntisland Andrew Ray Ship E/C R      
5 MAP Schooner True Blue Betsey Matthew Ray Brig E/C TC 120 7+  
5 CN Brig Cabot Georgiana Kentish Ship NA/O R      
[5] MAP Schooner General Gates Dragon Abraham Knowlton Schooner NA/C TC 60    
6 MAP Brigantine Retaliation Success Eleazer Ball Ship NA/O TC 190    
[6] MAP Brigantine Retaliation St. Lucia George Child Ship NA/O TC 300   6
10 RIP Sloop Montgomery, Schooner Eagle Property William Freeman Schooner NA/I TC 90    
[10] MAP Schooner True Blue Isabella William Grimley Brigantine E/C TC 160    
12 CTP Sloop Washington †§Friendship Richard Sainthill Snow NA/I TC 250    
13 RIP Sloop Montgomery Endeavour Michael Dyer Schooner NA/C TC 125    
[15] MAP Brigantine Retaliation Alfred Thomas Callender Ship NA/O TR 270    
[15] MAP Schooner True American Amy Benjamin Burton Brigantine NA/O TC 180    
[15] RIP Sloop Greenwich Belle Thomas Jones Ship NA/C TC 300    
[15] MDN Ship Defence Brothers Richard Morgan Brig NA IS      
[15] RIP Brig Putnam Camden Joseph Richardson Ship NA/O IS 300    
[15] NHP Schooner McClary †§Hero Hartford Ship NA/I TC 280 4+  
[15] MAN Sloop Republic †§Julius Caesar Azariah Uzuld Ship NA/I TC 400 26 10
[15] MAP Schooner General Putnam Kitty and Nancy William Pennock Schooner NA/C TC 90    
[15] MAP Sloop Polly Laurel John Whitney Brigantine NA/I TC 120    
[15] NHP Schooner McClary Live Oak Mompelson Duncan Ship NA/O TC 160 4+  
[15] NHP or MAP Schooner Putnam Mary John Matthews Schooner NA/C TC 22    
[15]   Nancy and Mary Lequest   NA/O R      
[15] MAN Brig Independence Nancy John Churchill Brigantine NA IS 140 75+  
[15] MDN Ship Defence Nancy   Schooner NA IS   2+  
[15] RIP Sloop Greenwich Paisley   Brig NA        
[15] MAP Schooner True American Providence Success John Fletcher Brigantine NA TC 100    
[15] MAP Schooner Langdon Renfrew James Somerville Brig NA/I TC 216 14 8s
[15] MAP Sloop Putnam Sally Benjamin Vaulpy Schooner NA/C TC 30    
[15] MAP Schooner Dolphin Sally John Burrows Ship E/C TC 200    
[15] MDP Schooner Montgomery Sarah   Brigantine NA/O TC 170    
[15] MAP Schooner Dolphin Speedwell Simon Noble Sloop NA TC 30    
[15] MAP Schooner Liberty Swan Prebble Schooner NA TC 40    
[15] NHP Schooner McClary Three Friends Thomas Russell Brigantine NA/O TC 140    
[15] MAP Schooner True American Unity Shubael Worth Brigantine E/C TC 100    
[15] MAP Sloop Putnam White Oak Samuel Osborne Deane Schooner NA/C TC 30    
17 RIP Sloop Greenwich Phoenix John Darrell Brig NA/C TC 150    
18 MAP Schooner True Blue Carolina   Brig E/C RC      
[20] PAP Sloops Congress, Chance Dragon [Isaac Cox] Sloop NA/C R      
[20] PAP Sloops Congress, Chance Molly   Sloop NA/C R      
21 PAP Sloops Congress, Chance Britannia Benjamin Francis Hughes Brig NA/O RC 70 12  
25 CN Sloop Independence Sam Samuel Richardson Ship NA/O IS 120 10+ 4
[25] CA Schooners Franklin, Hancock Triton Thomas Brinton Brig NA/O TC 130    
29 RIP Sloop Montgomery Frank Sylvanus Waterman Schooner NA/C TC 65 2+  
29 CA Schooners Franklin, Hancock Lively Nicholas Martindale Brig NA/I IS 150    
30 MAP Schooner Hawke Hope   Brig NA RC      
[30] PAP Sloops Congress, Chance Dispatch   Brig NA/O 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: October 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: October 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: October 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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