British Prizes - May 1777








Date Captor Name Master Rig Codes Tons Crew Guns
2 Joseph Ring et al Active John Osborne Sloop E§/O   15 6
2 Diamond, Greyhound Bersheba     NA/O      
2 Diamond, Greyhound Savage B. Jackson Schooner NA/C      
5 Phoenix Hetty Francis Saltus   NA/O      
5 Phoenix [unknown]   Schooner NA      
5 Phoenix [unknown]   Schooner NA      
6 Brune La Marie Francoise Pascal Ferbon   NA■/I      
8 Falcon Industry Jacob Goodwin   NA/O      
9 Lark Liberty William Freen Schooner NA¶/I      
9 Phoenix Les Graces Jean B. Duffaut   NA■/I      
11 Diamond, Greyhound Hannah     NA/I      
11 Unicorn Marianne Mark Towell   NA§/O      
12 Falcon Charter Street Andrew Rogers   NA/I      
12 Albany Seaflower Edward Matthews Schooner NA/O 45 4  
13 Diamond, Unicorn Tryal H. Archer   NA      
14 Winchelsea Ann James Garrigues Brig J¶/I      
[15] Comet [Aeolus] Adventure   Ship J/P      
[15] Comet [Aeolus] Dolphin   Schooner NA/I      
[15] Comet [Aeolus] Hornett   Sloop J/I      
[15] Comet [Aeolus] Industry Jonathan Spooner Sloop J/I      
[15] Vulture Hannah   Sloop NA/C      
[15] Beaver Nancy   Sloop LI      
[15] Southampton, Cygnet Prince George   Snow LI      
[15] Raven Vengeance     LI§/O     10
[15] BP Schooners Laurel, Greyhound Two Brothers Thomas Clements Sloop LI      
15 Ambuscade Lyon George Hales Schooner NA/C      
19 Phoenix [unknown]     NA      
19 Winchelsea Lamulant   Ship J■/I      
19 Winchelsea James   Sloop J/I      
19 Beaver Oliver Cromwell Harman Courter Ship LI 220 125 24
22 Diamond, Greyhound Betsey Job Prince Sloop NA/O      
22 Daphne Fanny Thomas Tucker Brig NA/C      
22 Senegal General Mercer R. M. Richardson   NA§/O      
23 Mermaid Charles Jeffrey Tapley Brig NA/I   4  
24 Diamond, Greyhound Robert William Tant Brig NA/C      
25 Mermaid Polly   Schooner NA      
26 Haerlem Apollo Tobias Collins Schooner NA/I      
26 Phoenix [unknown]     NA     10
27 Albany William and Barbara Martin Sloop NA/I 60    
28 Brune Fame Francis Knox Sloop NA/I   14 8
28 Daphne Lucy Thomas Ridley Schooner NA/C      
28 Daphne Polly Elkanah Hathway Sloop NA/O      
29 Haerlem Industry John Hutchins Sloop NA/I      
31 Unicorn Peggy William Briggs 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: May 1777
Status Brigs Schooners Ships Sloops Others Total
Captured 3 10 3 10 13 39
Recaptured 3 1 0 1 0 5
Total Captures 6 (14%) 11 (25%) 3 (7%) 11 (25%) 13 (30%) 44
Recaptured by enemy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Released 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total: 6 11 3 10 13 43
Significant Captures: May 1777
Government vessels 1 0 2 1 0 1 (2%)
Privateers 1 0 1 1 2 5 (12%)
Tobacco in cargo 0 0 0 1 3 4 (9%)
Munitions in cargo 1 1 0 0 0 2 (5%)
Total 3 1 1 2 5 12 (28%)

Summary By Area/Nationality/Destination: May 1777
Area
Status North America Newfoundland Lesser Antilles Greater Antilles Europe Total
Captured 32 (73%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 6 (14%) 1 (2%) 44
Nationality
Status American French Spanish Dutch Other Total
Captured 41 (93%) 3 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 44
Destination
Status Outbound Inbound Coastal In Port No Info Total
Captured 10 (23%) 16 (36%) 7 (16%) 1 (2%) 10 (23%) 44