American Prizes - September 1776












Date Captor Name Master Rig Codes Fate Tons Crew Guns
1 RIP Sloop Revenge Ann Diederick Wise Brigantine NA/I TC 120    
1 MAP Sloop Rover Mary and James Thomas Moore Brig E/C TC 120 7  
[1] RIP Sloop Sally Agnes William Mather Brig NA/I RC      
[1] RIP Sloop General Greene, MDP Schooner Harlequin St. James Edwards Ship NA TC 310    
[1] MAP Schooner Hawke Susannah Robert Crawford Brigantine E/C TC 180    
[1] MAP Schooner Warren Swallow Benjamin Griffiths Brig NA TC 120   6
2 CA Schooner Lee Betsey   Sloop NA/I TC 60 3  
4 CN Sloop Providence Sea Nymph Francis Trimingham Brigantine NA        
[4] RIP Sloop Sally Blaze Castle Francis Farr Ship NA TC 360   12
5 MAP Schooner Sturdy Beggar Batchelor George Barclay Brig NA/I TC 200    
6 MAP Schooner Eagle Spiers Lamont Ship NA RC      
7 RIP Sloop Sally Union Wilson Brigantine NA R     6
9 [unknown] Union Wilson Brigantine NA R      
[10] NHP Schooner McClary Glasgow John Cabot Schooner NA/O TC 50    
[10] NHP Schooner McClary Neptune Thomas Fuller Schooner NA/O TC 50    
12 MAP Schooner Hawke †§Nancy John Cowan Ship NA/I TC 200 18 12
15 CN Sloop Providence Sea Flower   Schooner NA/C D      
[15] [unknown] Betsey Thomas Demaphe Brig NA TC 150    
[15] RIP Sloop Broome Capel John Curling Ship NA TC 300    
[15] MAP Schooner Independence Catherine Robert Oram Brig NA TC 100    
[15] [unknown] Deborah Solomon Kennrick Schooner NA/C TC 25    
[15] MAP Schooner Washington Eagle   Schooner NA/I TC 70    
[15] MAP Schooner Eagle Earl Percy Nathaniel Atkins Schooner NA/C TC 30    
[15] MAN Schooner Independence Freedom Robert Wallis Brig NA R      
[15] RIP Sloop Revenge Friendship Thomas Nastel Snow NA TC      
[15] RIP Sloop Broome General Wolfe John Wilson Brig NA TC 140    
[15] MAP Sloop America †§Generous Friends John Hill Brig NA TC 160    
[15] MAP Schooner Dolphin Halifax John McGregor Sloop NA TC 95    
[15] RIP Sloop Favourite Hannah Henry Davis Schooner NA TC 40    
[15] RIP Sloop Revenge Henrietta   Brig NA TC 130    
[15] MAN Brigantine Massachusetts Henry and Ann Robert Farra Brigantine NA TC 300    
[15] MAP Schooner Success Hero Jabez Perkins Sloop NA/O TC 70    
[15] MAP Schooner Fair Lady Industry Ebenezer Farnham Sloop NA TC 50    
[15] RIP Sloop Sally Jenny William McNelly Snow NA R      
[15] [unknown] John Thomas Wallace Brig NA TC 100    
[15] [unknown] Lively John Homer, Jr. Schooner NA TC 40    
[15] MAP Schooner Success Lord Howe Elisha Coffin Sloop NA TC 60    
[15] CN Ship Columbus Lord Lifford John Jones Brig NA TC      
[15] PAP Brigantine Hancock Lovely Nelly William Sheridan Brigantine NA TC 100    
[15] [unknown] Maria Richard Nichols Brigantine NA TC 120    
[15] [unknown] Maria Elijah Hall Ship NA TC 350    
[15] RIP Sloop Lady Washington Marshall Miles Lowley Ship NA TC 265    
[15] MAP Schooner Fair Lady Molly John Bohannon Schooner NA TC 60    
[15] RIP Sloop Favourite Peggy David McKay Ship NA TC 230 10  
[15] MAP Schooner Independence Polly Robert Elford Brig NA TC 100    
[15] [MAP Schooner General Putnam] Polly Christopher Bassett Schooner NA TC 90    
[15] [unknown] Roebuck Gideon White Schooner NA TC 50    
[15] MAP Schooner True American Sally John Bishop Brigantine NA TC 120    
[15] CN Sloop Providence Success Balliene Brig NA TC 130    
[15] RIP Sloop Hawke Union John McCarty Ship NA TC 200    
[15] MAP Schooner True American Unity Shubael Worth Brigantine E/C TC 100    
[15] RIP Sloop Revenge William and Mary George Casey Brigantine NA TC 80    
[15] PAP Schooner Chance William John Bond Ship NA TC 150    
18 MAP Schooner True American Jenny William Cummings Snow NA/I TC 130    
18 MAP Schooner Warren Sarah and Elizabeth James Foot Ship NA TC 300    
18 MAP Schooner Hawke Venus Stanfield Brig E RC      
[18] CN Brig Cabot Union Wilson Brigantine NA R      
19 PAP Brigantine Hancock Necessity George Evans Brigantine NA R      
20 MAP Schooner Hannah and Molly Betsey Robert Foster Schooner NA/C TC 30    
20 MAP Schooner Hannah and Molly §Britannia Jonathan Baker Schooner NA/C TC 40    
20 MAP Schooner Boston †§George George Gray Ship NA/I TC 200   4
20 MAP Schooner Boston †§Hayfield John Clark Ship NA/I TC 180    
20 MAP Schooner Hannah and Molly §Peggy Bartlet Bradford Sloop NA/C TC 45    
[20] MAP Brigantine Retaliation, MAP Sloop Wolfe Hiram David Thrasher Brigantine NA TC 50    
[20] CN Brig Cabot New Westmoreland William Hoar Ship NA TC 300   16
21 CN Sloop Providence Alexander Luce Ship NA TC      
21 RIP Sloop Hawke Thomas Thomas Bell Ship NA TC 200    
22 MAP Sloop America Adventure Richard Chapman Ship NA/I TC 225    
22 CTN Brig Defence Sally William Jackson Ship NA TC      
22 RIP Sloop Diamond Woodcock William Richardson Ship NA TC 300   6
23 RIP Sloop Joseph Sally Christopher Clift Schooner NA TC 60    
[23] MAP Sloop America, MAP Schooner General Putnam Betsey Thomas Archdeacon Ship NA/I TC 250    
[25] MAP Schooner Boston Betsey James Webber Brig NA TC 90    
[25] MAP Schooner Boston Montague Alexander Blues Brigantine NA TC 70    
27 CN Brig Cabot ;Lowther Basil McConnell Ship NA TC 200    
28 CN Schooner Wasp Leghorn Galley Alexander M'Daniel Ship NA TC      
29 MAP Schooner Boston, two more Suffolk Delamere 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: September 1776
Status Brigs Schooners Ships Sloops Others Total
Captured 34 13 23 5 0 75
Recaptured 0 1 0 1 0 2
Total Captures 34 14 23 6 0 77
Recaptured by enemy 2 2 0 0 0 4
Released 6 0 0 0 0 6
Total: 26 (39%) 12 (18%) 23 (34%) 6 (9%) 0 67
Significant Captures: September 1776
Government vessels 3 0 4 0 0 7 (9%)
Privateers 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Provisions in cargo 0 1 0 1 0 2 (2%)
Munitions in cargo 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Total 3 1 4 1 0 9 (12%)

Tonnage By Rig: September 1776
Status Brigs Schooners Ships Sloops Others Total
Captured 3990 625 5750 320 0 10815
Recaptured 0 70 0 60 0 0
Total Captures 3990 695 5750 380 0 10815
Recaptured by enemy 240 0 520 0 0 0
Released 720 0 0 0 0 0
Total: 3030 695 5230 380 0 9335



Summary By Area/Nationality/Destination: September 1776
Area
Status North America Newfoundland Lesser Antilles Greater Antilles Europe Total
Captured 73 (95%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (5%) 77
Nationality
Status British French Spanish Dutch Other Total
Captured 77 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 77 (100%)
Destination
Status Outbound Inbound Coastal In Port No Info Total
Captured 3 (4%) 11 (15%) 6 (8%) 0 (0%) 67 (87%) 77 (100%)

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