British Prizes - April 1777








Date Captor Name Master Rig Codes Tons Crew Guns
1 Mermaid Clarissa Noah Miller   NA/I      
1 Beaver Polly Thomas Dickinson Sloop LI 30 6  
[1] BP Schooner Surprize Mars Benjamin Tatem Schooner LI/O     6
2 Emerald Industry John Jacques Brig NA/I      
2 Roebuck Defence Thomas Pickering Brig NA 100 87 14
2 Antigua Rose Solomon Bunker Schooner LI/O 65 9  
2 Glasgow Unity   Sloop J/I      
3 Daphne Ann Charles Bulkley   NA/I      
3 Emerald Friendship Nicholas Houtvat Sloop NA§/O      
3 Daphne Nancy Joseph Bennet Schooner NA/I      
3 Seaford [unknown]   Schooner LI■/I 25 8  
4 Emerald Friendship John Gibbons Schooner NA/I      
4 Antigua Ranger Daniel Bigelow Sloop LI§/O 70 9  
5 Daphne Bolton William Stevens Brig NA§/O      
5 Roebuck Dolphin William Raddon Schooner NA§/O      
5 Raisonable Florian James Dowell Brig NA/O      
5 Seaford La Seine Stephen Morin Ship LI¶■/I 302 37 14
5 Perseus Neptune Daniel Van Vorhus Schooner NA/O      
5 Diamond, Greyhound Polly Charles Colehan Sloop NA/I   11  
5 Perseus Sachem James Robinson Sloop NA/I 70   10
5 Lark Sophia Joseph Caney   LI/I      
6 Pearl La Marie Jean Tennet Schooner NA■/I      
6 Pearl Harmony James Briggs Schooner NA/I      
6 Camilla Willing Maid Roger Pye Brig NA/I      
7 Amazon Tryal Joseph Bass   NA      
10 Glasgow Aurora   Brig NA      
11 Roebuck Morris   Ship NA¶/I      
12 Falcon [unknown]     NA/I      
12 Galatea Friendship William Bateman   NA      
12 Thames Raven Charles Jenkins   NA      
12 Albany Polly Nathaniel Atkins Brig NA/C      
12 Diamond, Greyhound Timoleon Joseph Blaid Brig NA■/I   12  
13 Phoenix Olive Branch Aaron Andrews   NA      
14 Emerald Ann Francis Robins Brig NA§/O      
14 Daphne Black Rover McReur   NA§/O      
14 Brune Winyaw Samuel Harlow Schooner NA/C      
15 Camilla [unknown]     NA/I      
15 Mermaid Escape Benjamin Weeks   NA      
15 Brune, Merlin Le Bien Heureux Gaspard Giurlavi Brig NA/I      
15 Brune Swiftsure John Munro   NA/I      
15 Terrible ♦‡Rising States James Thompson Brig E 210 39 16
15 Emerald Susannah William Horn Schooner NA§/O      
[15] Albion Constant Friend Benjamin Evans Brig E      
[15] Seaford La Marie   Schooner LI■      
[15] BP Sloop Tartar St. Jacques   Sloop LI■      
[15] West Florida [unknown]     J§/O      
[15] West Florida [unknown]     J§/O      
[15] West Florida [unknown]     J/O      
[15] Glasgow Volante   Schooner J/I      
16 Roebuck Brothers R. Smith Brig LI§/O      
16 Portland Dolphin Andrew Mackenzie Schooner LI/O 40 6  
17 Lark Lady Washington William Preston   NA      
18 Galatea Alston William Thompson Sloop NA/C      
18 Diamond, Greyhound Polly   Schooner NA/I      
19 Merlin Dispatch Richard Collings Harding   NA      
19 Mermaid Experiment     NA      
19 Mermaid Hazard     NA/C      
19 Mermaid Lyon Timothy Shaler Sloop NA 95 80 8
20 Camilla [unknown]     NA/I      
20 Emerald Revenge Henry Laugiew Sloop NA/I      
20 Roebuck Turtle Nathaniel Robinson   NA/C      
21 Pearl [unknown]     NA      
21 Galatea Francis Thomas Baker Sloop NA/I      
21 Haerlem Olive Nathaniel Wildbore Sloop NA/C      
21 Camilla Perfect Etienne Godnet   NA/I      
21 Brune York     NA      
21 Scarborough Sally   Schooner NA/I      
22 Phoenix Esther     NA      
22 Diamond, Greyhound Success     NA      
23 Phoenix Betsy George Shockley   NA/C      
23 Lark Friendship Nicholas Houtvat Sloop NA§/O      
23 Merlin Industry Jacob Allen   NA      
24 Thames Jenny John Lippitt   NA/I      
24 Haerlem Marquis of Kildare Robert Pollet Brig NA¶/I      
24 Galatea Molly Benjamin Cox   NA      
24 Galatea Proteus William Proby   NA/I      
25 Pearl [unknown] Shaw Sloop NA/C      
25 Camilla [unknown]     NA/O      
25 Galatea Dove Abraham Toppen   NA/O      
25 Merlin Polly Alexander English   NA      
[25]   [unknown]   Sloop NA/C      
25 Thames Raleigh Edward Travis Brig NA/O 130 60 10
26 Camilla [unknown]     NA      
26 Galatea John Christopher Worth   NA      
26 Haerlem Olive John Delano Sloop NA/C      
26 Albany Seaflower   Schooner NA/O      
27 Haerlem [unknown] George Clark Sloop NA/C      
28 Diamond, Greyhound [unknown]   Ship NA/C      
28 Diamond, Greyhound Betsy   Sloop NA/O      
28 Diamond, Greyhound Savage     NA      
28 Thames Industry Gabriel Sund Schooner NA/O      
28 Diamond, Greyhound Paris Tristram Coffin Ship NA¶/I 220    
28 Galatea Phoenix Elisha Coffin   NA      
28 Phoenix Billy and Mary John Burrows Ship NA§/O      
28 Daphne William and Mary   Sloop NA/I      
29 Pearl [unknown]     NA      
29 Pearl [unknown] John M'Kenny [Boat] NA/C      
29 Scarborough Betsy   Sloop NA/O      
29 Scarborough Esther [Rogers] Schooner NA/C      
29 Scarborough Ranger   Sloop NA/O      
29 Pearl Chance John Verden   NA      
30 Foudroyant Alice John Porter Sloop E/O      
30 Brune Gratitude Frederick Lykmes   NA      
30 Diamond, Greyhound Hannah   Brig NA/O      
30 Diamond, Greyhound Juno   Sloop NA/O      
30 Diamond, Greyhound Tayron   Schooner NA/C   4  
30 Brune Liberty Abraham Jones   NA      

CODES/NOTES:
† American government owned shipping or cargo (warships, trading vessels, packets, etc.)
‡ American privateers/letters of marque
¶ Munitions in cargo
§ Tobacco 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 (from America); /I = inward bound (to America); /C = coastal traffic; /P = in port
♦ Recaptured from the enemy


Summary By Rig: April 1777
Status Brigs Schooners Ships Sloops Others Total
Captured 15 20 5 22 43 105
Recaptured 1 0 0 1 0 2
Total Captures 16 (15%) 20 (19%) 5 (5%) 23 (22%) 43 (41%) 107
Recaptured by enemy 0 0 0 1 0 1
Released 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total: 16 20 5 22 43 106
Significant Captures: April 1777
Government vessels 2 0 3 1 0 6 (6%)
Privateers 1 0 0 4 0 5 (5%)
Tobacco in cargo 3 2 1 3 3 12 (11%)
Munitions in cargo 1 0 3 0 0 4 (4%)
Total 7 2 7 8 3 27 (25%)

Summary By Area/Nationality/Destination: April 1777
Area
Status North America Newfoundland Lesser Antilles Greater Antilles Europe Total
Captured 88 (82%) 0 (0%) 11 (10%) 5 (5%) 3 (3%) 107
Nationality
Status American French Spanish Dutch Other Total
Captured 101 (94%) 6 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 107
Destination
Status Outbound Inbound Coastal In Port No Info Total
Captured 29 (27%) 31 (29%) 15 (14%) 0 (0%) 32 (30%) 107