British Prizes - June 1777








Date Captor Name Master Rig Codes Tons Crew Guns
1 Ballahoo General Washington Humphrey Hughes Schooner NA/I   10  
1 Seaford De Water Geus Adrian Chatelain Ship LI♠/O      
1 Scarborough St. Barbara Thomas Ross Sloop NA/O      
[1] [unknown] Liberty Lee Brig/Ship E      
2 Ambuscade Success Siphonis Fisher Sloop NA/C      
2 Ballahoo, General Washington L’Empereur Beruaa Durcourdroy Brig NA■/I      
2 Bedford Freeman Alexander Boyd Schooner E      
2 Ambuscade Two Brothers George Maxwell Sloop NA/C   6  
3 Ballahoo, General Washington Polly Abraham Hawlings Sloop NA/O      
4 Ambuscade Swallow E. Woodberry Schooner NA/O      
4 Ariadne Musketto John Harris Brig LI 98 71 14
4 Monarch Belle Savage Elijah Steele Brig E/O 160    
5 Syren Tammey Zebulon Rust Brig NA/O      
5 Ballahoo, General Washington [unknown]   Schooner NA§/P      
5 Ballahoo, General Washington [unknown]   Schooner NA/P      
5 Ballahoo, General Washington [unknown]   Schooner NA/P      
5 Amazon, Juno Lucy Nathaniel Watson Brig NA/I   3 12
5 [unknown] Fanny   Schooner NA      
[5] Mercury Three Friends   Brig NA/O      
5 Mermaid Two Betseys Matthew Boosen Brig NA/I      
6 Orpheus Betsey Samuel Wardell Sloop NA/C      
7 Amazon [unknown]   Sloop NA/C      
8 Daphne Mary Robert Harrison Sloop NA/I   7  
8 Milford [unknown]   Sloop NA/C      
8 Milford [unknown]   Sloop NA/C      
8 Milford [unknown]   Sloop NA/C      
8 Mermaid Elizabeth   Sloop NA/C      
10 Levant Mayflower   Brig E      
10 Levant Vigilant Richard Witear   E     14
[10] Raisonable Florian James Dowell Brig NA/O 90    
[10] Prince of Wales Mary John Roberts Schooner E/I      
12 Haerlem, Stanley Nancy Montgomery Brig NA/P      
12 Haerlem, Stanley Ann Christopher Bradley Brig NA/P      
12 Boyne Constant Friend Benjamin Evans Brig E/O      
13 Senegal [unknown]   Schooner NA/C      
13 Galatea, Perseus Peggy   Schooner NA      
[13] Haerlem Industry John Hutchings Sloop NA/P      
14 Milford Little John Joseph Pratt Brig NA/C      
14 Milford Epribeth Swaine Sloop NA/I      
14 Ariadne Marangoin John Welch Sloop LI   50 8
14 Unicorn Sally Moses Lewis Schooner NA/C      
14 Perseus, Galatea Union Alexander Bell Brig NA/I      
[15]   Betsey James Sayers   E      
[15]   Betsey John Palmer   NA      
[15]   Betsey John Williams   NA      
[15]   Betsey Osaias Goodwin   NA      
[15]   Betsey Richard Culley   E      
[15]   Betsey Wilson   NA      
[15]   Venus Nathaniel Ketchum   E      
[15]   Vryheid [Juno] Adriaan Laernoes   NA♠      
[15]   Warren Hezekiah Perkins   NA      
[15]   L’Amitié Julien Dosset   E■      
[15]   Savage Port Bill Nathaniel Atkins   NA      
[15]   Sea Flower Charles Clunn   NA      
[15]   Sea Horse     NA      
[15]   Smiling Molly Thomas Eskridge   NA      
[15]   Speedwell Abraham Outten   NA      
[15]   Speedwell Sabinus Palmer   NA      
[15]   Sportsman     NA/I      
[15]   Susanna James Nicoll   NA      
[15]   Susannah Joseph Walden   NA      
[15]   Swordfish Supply Kingsley   NA      
[15]   Thomas Robert Stanley   NA      
[15]   Three Brothers James Babson   E      
[15]   Three Sisters John Hazard   E      
[15]   Three Sisters John Prole   E♣      
[15]   Triumver Bartholemy Barjeolle   NA      
[15] Aeolus Dolphin   Schooner J/O      
[15] Aeolus Numbrell   Sloop J/O      
[15] Ambuscade Necessity James Holiday Brig NA/I      
[15] Raven Vengeance     NA§/O     10
15 Hinchinbrook Elisabeth Joseph Bartlet Schooner NA/C 45 5  
15 Hinchinbrook Kester Afrm. Lombard Schooner NA/C 40 5  
16 Hector St. Ann James Robison Ship E/O 200    
16 Chatham’s tender Sally P. Bulkley Sloop NA/C      
17 Amazon, Orpheus, Juno George George Williams Brig NA/I      
17 Orpheus Marblehead John Dugard Schooner NA/I      
17 Milford Polly Samuel Barter Sloop NA/C      
17 Raisonable Friendship William Lankford Brig NA§/O 90    
18 Milford Beggar’s Benison Samuel Smallcorn Schooner NA/O   18 4
18 Ambuscade Hope John Jutua Sloop NA/O 30 4  
19 Senrgal [unknown]   Schooner NA/C      
19 Jean Baptiste Tonnays Betsey John Montgomery Ship E/I      
20 Milford Nancy Naler Hatch Sloop NA/O      
20 Brune Sally John Hill Schooner NA/O      
21 Scarborough McPherson Benjamin Cole Brig NA/O      
21 Unicorn Experiment Jacob Mills Schooner NA/C      
21 Milford Molly William Wallard Schooner NA/C      
22 Milford Revenge Ebenezer Lewis Sloop NA/C      
22 Levant Pitt Edward Sheers Ship E¶/I 200    
23 Flora Friendship P. Lescet Sloop NA/O      
23 Scarborough Generous Friend Stillman Brig NA§/O 100    
24 Emerald Delaware Thomas Coleman Sloop NA/I      
24 Ariadne St. Pierre Antoine Kessan Sloop LI/C      
25 Valiant Elizabeth   Brig E§/O      
26 Orpheus Mermaid Abraham Edwards Brig NA/I      
27 Juno, Amazon Compte D’Estaing Richard James Brig NA¶/I      
27 Senegal Lydia   Schooner NA/C      
27 Glasgow Betsey   Schooner J/I      
29 Prince of Wales Lord Camden George Geddes Ship E/I      
30 Senegal Clara William Card Schooner NA/C      
30 Roebuck, Raleigh [unknown]   Brig NA■/I      
30 Unicorn Nancy Robert Palmer Sloop NA   15 6
30 Chatham’s tender [unknown]   Schooner 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: June 1777
Status Brigs Schooners Ships Sloops Others Total
Captured 18 25 4 23 26 94
Recaptured 6 1 1 1 2 11
Total Captures 24 (23%) 24 (23%) 5 (5%) 24 (23%) 28 (27%) 105
Recaptured by enemy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Released 1 0 1 0 0 2
Total: 23 25 4 24 28 103
Significant Captures: June 1777
Government vessels 2 1 0 1 0 4 (3.7%)
Privateers 1 1 0 1 2 5 (4.6%)
Tobacco in cargo 2 1 0 0 1 4 (4.6%)
Munitions in cargo 1 0 1 0 0 2 (1.8%)
Total 7 3 1 2 3 16 (14.7%)

Summary By Area/Nationality/Destination: June 1777
Area
Status North America Newfoundland Lesser Antilles Greater Antilles Europe Total
Captured 79 (75%) 0 (0%) 4 (4%) 3 (3%) 19 (18%) 105
Nationality
Status American French Spanish Dutch Other Total
Captured 99 (94%) 3 (3%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 1 (1%) 105
Destination
Status Outbound Inbound Coastal In Port No Info Total
Captured 23 (22%) 20 (18%) 23 (22%) 6 (6%) 33 (31%) 105