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New Jersey, off

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What:
1/22/1776 HMS Blue Mountain captured; 7/22/1776 HM Brig Halifax. Draw. 30+(?) additional actions off Sandy Hook and Barnegat 1775-1781.

Where: 39.505 -73.446 New Jersey, off

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Sources:

  • Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Volume 3, p.959, US G.P.O, 1968, Electronically published by American Naval Records Society Bolton Landing, New York, 2012
    LORD STIRLING TO JOHN HANCOCK
    Sir [Off Amboy, New Jersey] Jany. 24th 1776
    On Monday last [January 22] I received Intelligence that a Transport laden with Stores for the Ministerial Army at Boston was hovering off Sandy Hook in distress & waiting for Assistance from the Men of War at N York I thought it a Matter of so much Importance that I immediately set out for Amboy, and there Seized a pilot Boat and with forty Men was Just pushing out about two yesterday Morning when I was Joined by three other Boats from Elizabeth Town with about forty Men Each, many of them Gent from Elizabeth Town who , Voluntarily Came on this Service under the Command of Col [Elias] Dayton & Col [Edward] Thomas, we found her about Six leagues S.E. of Sandy Hook we Boarded & took her without opposition she proves to be the Blue Mountain Valley Commanded by Capt. James Hamilton Dempster laden with Coal Porter & Sour-Crout &c ( I wish it been with Arms & Ammunition as I expected) we are Now off Amboy, and Intend to push in this Evening into the Sound between Staten Island & the Main I write Now in the Hurry & Noise incident to these Occasions, I will write the particulars as soon as possible and Am your [&c.]
    Stirling.

  • Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Volume 5, p.1191, US G.P.O, 1970, Electronically published by American Naval Records Society Bolton Landing, New York, 2012
    MASTER'S LOG OF H.M. BRIG Halifax
    ...
    Remarks on Sunday July 21 1776
    ...
    3 [P. M.] at 1/2 past 1 Came too with the Bt Br off Sequan Inlett in 7% faths of Water sandy Bottom the Entrance of the Inlett NW the So mt point of land SbW Remarks &c on Monday July 22d 1776
    4 [A. M.] Light Airs and Foggy
    7 [A.M.] Saw some People on the shore which we took to be Refugees Sent our Yawl and Sloops Wale boat to them
    9 [A. M.] as soon as the Boats got in to the Surf the Rebels begun a heavy firing of small arms on them.
    12 [M.] Fird several 4 pr Shottd at the Rebels got the Boats on Board all safe Weigh and Cume to Sail

  • Norman Desmarais, "Chronological List of Battles, Actions and Skirmishes" . Also, see The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in New Jerser, 10/17/1775 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    6/30/1776 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    7/4/1776 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    8/9/1777 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    8/14/1777 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    7/1-31/1778 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    7/18/1778 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    6/11/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    6/13/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    6/15/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    7/28/1779 Barnegat, off, New Jersey
    8/10/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    8/14/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    9/11/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    9/29/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    11/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    11/27/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    12/28/1779 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    1/12/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    2/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    3/9/1780 Barnegat, off, New Jersey
    4/15/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    4/18/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    6/30/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    7/2/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    7/8/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    9/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    9/9/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    12/12/1780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    10/5/1781 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    12/15/1781 Sandy Hook, off, New Jersey
    12/15/11780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    12/28/11780 Sandy Hook, at sea near, New Jersey
    5/25/1781 Sandy Hook, off, New Jersey
    January 22, 1776 Sandy Hook, New Jersey
    March 10, 1776 Sandy Hook Lighthouse, New Jersey. April 19, 1776 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. William Tryon burns pilot house at Hook.
    April 23, 1776 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Americans captured 35 of a watering party from HMS Asia. Sandy Hook, New Jersey. William Alexander, Lord Stirling captures the ship Blue Mountain Valley at Elizabethtown.
    Before April 24, 1776 The HMS Roebuck takes a pilot boat and two brigs.
    April 24, 1776 St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia. Americans on shore fire on HMS Hinchinbrook. off Cape Romain, South Carolina. British transport Golden Rule vs. sloop Defiance.
    April 25, 1776 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. British watering party flees into lighthouse and is captured.
    May 13, 1776 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. HMS Phoenix fires on American troops attempting to seize a watering boat from the HMS Asia. May 22, 1776, June 7, 1776 Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
    June 21, 1776 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. 300 militiamen fire on British in the lighthouse and attack the British post at the lighthouse.
    July 22, 1776 off New Jersey coast.
    September 17, 1776 Paulus Hook, New Jersey. Battery at Sandy Hook bombards British ship Renown on 17th and again on the 20th.
    November 12, 1776 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. HMS Perseus exchanges fire with Americans on shore.
    December 13, 1776 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Marines from HMS Syren board a schooner that runs ashore.
    February 10, 1777 Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
    March 8, 1777 Sandy Hook Lighthouse, New Jersey.
    October 3, 1777 near Sandy Hook Lighthouse. NJ militiamen attack a British detachment.
    May 9, 1778 at sea near Sandy Hook, New Jersey. A Whig privateer encounters 4 pilot boats near Sandy Hook.
    before September 20, 1778 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Naval engagement occurs off Sandy Hook prior to September 27. The garrison and guns of the warship Syren beat them back.
    January 7, 1779 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. American privateers take 4 sloops from inside Sandy Hook.
    January 22, 1779 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. William Alexander, Lord Stirling, captures the ship Blue Mountain Valley at Elizabethtown. end of April 1779 Connecticut privateer sloops Hancock and Beaver capture the schooner Mulberry, recapture some other prizes and chase a sloop off Sandy Hook.
    January 15, 1780 near Sandy Hook, New Jersey. A company light horse capture the crews of 3 British ships.
    January 27, 1780 Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
    May 15, 1780 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. HMS Swift sends armed boats to shore but they are fired on by the Americans.
    July 26, 1781 Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
    Between April 17 and 24, 1782 Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
    Before June 19, 1782 Sandy Hook lighthouse, New Jersey.
    July 2, 1782 Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Militiamen boarded the HMS Skip Jack and burn it. Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Americans destroy a privateer inside the Hook.

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  • July 1776 listing 7/22/1776 off New Jersey coast, HM Brig Halifax. Draw.

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