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Bull's Island

Other names:

What:
1. American brig vs. *Brit frigate and tender, run ashore and captured, 26 Feb 1783
2. American schooner vs. *Brit. privateer, run ashore and burned, ? Mar 1783
3. American brig vs/ Brit. frigate, run ashore and burned, 30 Mar, 1783
4. American schooner vs. 2 Brit. frigates, run ashore and burned, 31 Mar 1783

Where:
1. 32.891235 -79.621724 Bull's Island, brig run ashore and burned, 26 Feb 1783
2. 32.901034 -79.59225 Bulls Island, schooner run ashore and burned, ? Mar 1783
3. 32.89415 -79.613584 Bulls Island, brig run ashore and burned, 30 Mar 1783
4. 32.89359 -79.615310 Bulls Island, schooner run ashore and burned, 31 Mar 1783

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:

  • 1. E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.268,
    The "South Carolina Weekly Advertiser" of March 5, 1783, reported that on February 26, 1783, the crew of a brig bound from St. Thomas to Charleston had arrived at Charleston, after having been chased by a British frigate and tender. As a last resort the brig had run herself ashore on Bull' s Island, South Carolina, and the crew escaped, but "was got off (by the British) and carried [as] a prize to the Southward."

  • 2. E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.269,
    The "South Carolina Weekly Gazette" of April 5, 1783, reported that a schooner bound for Charleston was run ashore and burned on Bull's Island, South Carolina, by the same privateer which destroyed the Eliza.

  • 3. E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.268,
    A brig bound from Havana to Charleston was run ashore on Bull's Island, South Carolina, on March 30, 1783, by a British frigate, which after: taking several articles of value (including "dollars to a considerable amount") set her afire and left her.

  • 4. E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.269-269,
    On March 31, 1783 two British frigates chased a schooner, bound from Philadelphia to Charleston ashore on Bull's Island, South Carolina. The British then sent a party of sailors and marines on board to take possession of her, but a detachment of American troops took them prisoners in sight of their own ships. The schooner was abandoned and set on fire to prevent her from falling into the hands of the British.

  • NBBAS:Four Not found.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   Not found.

Related locations:
Bull's Isl, off (Schooner Eliza),   Bull's Island, N of (Large ship run aground)

Confidence level:: See above.