Capers Island

Other names:

Capt. Ysaardi, armed ship Jesu, Maria and Joseph vs. 3 British ships, run ashore, ? Jan 1780

Where: 32.864451 79.65098 Capers Island

Maps: [map notes]


  • E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.250,
    The armed ship Jesu, Maria and Joseph, commanded by Don Maquel Lorenzo Ysaardi, bound from Havana for Charleston, South Carolina, with a cargo of rum, was reported ashore on Caper's Island, South Carolina, in the "South Carolina and American General Gazette" of January 19, 1780. Part of her cargo was saved under the protection of the Continental frigate Ranger. The ship had fought first a brig, then a sloop, and then a cutter, on her voyage prior to running ashore. In the fighting she had three men killed and nine wounded.

  • IOP offshore
    Map and locations courtesy of Jack Parker.

  • NBBAS:Four Not found.

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  • RevWar75 RevWar75   Not found.

Related locations:
Bull's Island (4 ships),   Bull's Island, off Glasgow Packet,  

Confidence level:: See above.