British Prizes - July 1777








Date Captor Name Master Rig Codes Tons Crew Guns
[1] Neptune [Prince George] Grace John Wardley Ship E/I      
2 Unicorn Boston Packet Elias Lay Sloop NA/I      
2 Hinchinbrook Franklin Maddet Engs Ship NA/O 250 15  
2 Valiant Three Friends Robert Cook Ship NA§/O      
4 Stanley, Delaware [unknown] William Earles Sloop NA/P      
4 Stanley, Delaware Hero William Paul Brig NA§/P      
4 Stanley, Delaware Jenny Robert Tuille Sloop NA§/P      
4 Stanley, Delaware Liberty Ez. Wellicutt Sloop NA/P      
4 Stanley, Delaware Mary William Le Frame Sloop NA/P      
4 Stanley, Delaware Polly John Ellis Schooner NA/P      
4 Stanley, Delaware Polly Richard Wells Sloop NA/P      
4 Stanley, Delaware Sally Anthony Hill Brig NA§/P      
4 Stanley, Delaware Sally   Sloop NA/P      
7 Valiant Blair Charles Periam Brig E/O      
7 Alderney Commerce Samuel Williams Ship E/O 300 15  
7 Solebay Dover Andrew Brown Schooner NA/O      
7 Flora †♦Fox   Ship NA/I      
7 Amazon William and Anne Edward Howe Brig NA/I   3  
8 Juno Betsey George Lane Brig NA§/O      
8 Milford Expedition Jeremiah Dawsey Sloop NA/O      
8 Rainbow Hancock John Manley Ship NA      
9 Perseus Nancy John Lowrie Ship NA/I   [10]  
10 Emerald Betsey John Philipson Sloop NA§/0      
10 Senegal Fanny Benjamin Cluverius Schooner NA§/0      
10 Emerald Friendship James Moodie Sloop NA/0      
10 Senegal Lee Richard March Sloop NA§/0      
10 Emerald Resolution Martin McAwee Sloop NA§/0      
[15] Levant Argo Thomas Mackenzie Ship E/0 200    
[15] BP Sloop Reprisal Christiana Joseph White Sloop LI      
[15] Winchelsea Mary   Sloop J/I      
[15] [unknown] Owners Delight Conyers Sloop LI/O      
16 Ambuscade Margaret Moses Tenney Schooner NA/I      
18 [unknown] America Asa Palmer Sloop NA 45    
18 BP Ship King of Spain Emperor of Germany John Richards Ship E/I   9  
19 Amazon Active Clark Brig NA/I     8
19 Victor Dolly   Schooner NA§/O      
19 BP Ship Union Priscilla Richard Cassady Brig E/I      
19 Emerald Sally John Viceant Schooner NA§/O      
20 Unicorn Sally John Hathway Sloop NA/O      
20 Emerald Alexander Peter Ridge Sloop NA§/O      
21 Glasgow Antonio   Sloop J■/O      
21 Hope Dolphin   Schooner NA/O      
[21] Mercury Three Friends   Brig NA      
22 Crew of the Betsey Betsey Thomas Muir Schooner NA/I 40 [5]  
23 Benjamin Bailey Northampton Thomas Hall Brig E/I   21  
24 Juno Betsey Johnston Schooner NA/O      
24 BP Brig Revenge Driver Nog Schooner LI/O      
24 Emerald Success Pierre Andrew Magnero Snow NA■/I      
25 Glasgow Tryall   Snow J/O      
27 Perseus, Brune, Galatea Two Brothers   Schooner NA/I      
28 Neptune [Prince George] William and Grace William Kissick Brig E/O      
29 Experiment Mary J. Small Snow E/I      
30 Mermaid Hero Jos. Feribault Sloop NA/O      
31 Flora Hero Alexander Coffin Ship NA/O      
31 Amazon Argus Archibald M'Donnell Ship NA/I      
31 Amazon Luddy George Rapall Schooner NA/C      
31 Juno Jenny Andrew Pinsale Schooner NA/O      
31 Daphne Polly Samuel Williams Schooner NA§/O      
31 Unicorn Polly James Lamphear Sloop NA/O      
31 Amazon Success John York Sloop NA/C      

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: July 1777
Status Brigs Schooners Ships Sloops Others Total
Captured 7 11 5 23 0 46
Recaptured 5 3 6 0 0 14
Total Captures 12 (20%) 14 (23%) 11 (18%) 23 (38%) 0 (0%) 60
Recaptured by enemy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Released 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total: 12 14 11 23 0 60
Significant Captures: July 1777
Government vessels 0 0 2 1 0 3 (5%)
Privateers 0 0 0 3 0 3 (5%)
Tobacco in cargo 3 4 1 5 0 13 (21.7%)
Munitions in cargo 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0%)
Total 3 4 3 9 0 19 (31.7%)

Summary By Area/Nationality/Destination: July 1777
Area
Status North America Newfoundland Lesser Antilles Greater Antilles Europe Total
Captured 44 (73%) 0 (0%) 3 (5%) 3 (5%) 10 (17%) 60
Nationality
Status American French Spanish Dutch Other Total
Captured 58 (97%) 2 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 60
Destination
Status Outbound Inbound Coastal In Port No Info Total
Captured 29 (48%) 16 (27%) 2 (3%) 9 (15%) 4 (7%) 60