Atlantic, off North Carolina coast
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Atlantic, off North Carolina coast

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2/5/1776+, 11/1/1776*, 2/6-9/1777+, 5/22/1777+, 9/26/1777*, 9/25/1778*, 0/26/1779* (*Amer.victories, +Brit.victories)

Where: 34.833, -73.317 Atlantic, off North Carolina coast

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  • MyRevWar MyRevolutionaryWar.Com

    • Revolutionary War Naval Minor Engagements 1776 2/5/1776, 11/1/1776
      February 5, 1776 at North carolina coast, North Carolina (HMS Syren vs. Hawke)- On February 5, the pilot ship Hawke was captured by the HMS Syren. Conclusion: British Victory

      November 1, 1776 at Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina (HMS Aurora captured) On November 1, the brig HMS Aurora was bound for New York along with 18 other ships that were transporting supplies. The Aurora foundered near Ocracoke Inlet and the remainder of the fleet continued on their journey. The Independent Company of Carteret County was stationed near Cape Lookout and saw the stuck ship. They sailed over to it, seized the cargo, and captured the entire crew. Conclusion: American Victory

    • Revolutionary War Naval Minor Engagements 1777 2/6-9/1777, 5/22/1777, 9/26/1777
      February 6-9, 1777 at North Carolina coast, North Carolina (HMS Solebay vs. American ships) On February 6, the frigate HMS Solebay captured the sloop Speedwell and its cargo of rice and indigo. The Solebay sent an officer and some men aboard and sailed the Speedwell to Jamacia. On February 7, the Solebay captured the schooner Hope and the brig Fortune. Both ships were sailed to Jamacia.On February 9, the Solebay captured the schooner Little Dick. This ship ended up getting stuck on the Nassau Bar. Conclusion: British Victory

      May 22, 1777 at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (HMS Daphne vs. Fanny) On May 22, the frigate HMS Daphne, commanded by Capt. St. John Chinnery, was on its way to St. Augustine. With the Daphne was the frigate, HMS Union, commanded by Capt. ?? Wallace. The British ships spotted the Fanny, commanded by Thomas Tucker, on their journey. They quickly captured the ship. Conclusion: British Victory

      September 26, 1777 at North Carolina coast, North Carolina (Nancy vs. British ships) On September 26, the privateer Nancy, commanded by Capt. ?? Palmer, captured 2 British ships off the North Carolina coast that contained 100 slaves. Palmer sent the ships to Georgia. Conclusion: American Victory

    • Revolutionary War Naval Minor Engagements 1778 9/25/1778
      September 25, 1778 at Currituck Inlet, North Carolina (USS Raliegh Captured) On September 25, Raleigh sailed for Portsmouth, Va., with a brig and a sloop under convoy. Six hours later two strange sails were sighted. After identification of the ships as British the merchant vessels were ordered back to port. Raleigh drew off the enemy. Through that day and the next the enemy ships HMS Unicorn and HMS Experiment, pursued Raleigh. In late afternoon on the 27th, the leading British ship closed with her. A 7-hour running battle followed, much of the time in close action. About midnight, the enemy hauled off and Barry prepared to conceal his ship among the islands of Penobscot Bay. The enemy, however, again pressed the battle. As Raleigh opened fire, Barry ordered a course toward the land. Raleigh soon grounded on Wooden Ball Island. The British hauled off but continued the fight for a while, then anchored. Barry ordered the crew ashore to continue the fight and to burn Raleigh. A large party, including Barry, made it to shore. One boat was ordered back to Raleigh to take off the remainder of the crew, and destroy her, however the British again fired on the ship, striking the Continental colors. The battle was over. All three ships had been damaged, Unicorn particularly so. Of the Americans ashore, a few were captured on the island, but the remainder, including Barry, made it back to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving on October 7. Conclusion: British Victory

    • Revolutionary War Naval Minor Engagements 1779 10/26/1779
      June 29, 1779 at Outer Banks, North Carolina (USS Impertinent vs. HMS Harlem) On June 29, the Impertinent spotted the sloop HMS Harlem and gave chase. As the Impertinent was about to pull up along side the harlem, the captain and crew tried to escape by launching a boat. The boat was soon overturned, drowning all of the people in it. Conclusion: American Victory

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
  • Feb 1776 listing: 2/5/1776 Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina coast. Draw.
  • Feb 1777 listing:
    2/6 - 8/1777 Atlantic Ocean, off the North Carolina coast. Insufficient data.
    2/7/1777 Atlantic Ocean, off the North Carolina coast. Insufficient data.
    2/8/1777 Atlantic Ocean, off the North Carolina coast. Insufficient data.
  • Sep 1777 listing: before 9/26/1777. Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina coast. New Bern Privateer Nancy. American victory.
  • Jul 1778 listing: 7/17/1778 Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina coast. Insufficient data.

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