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*American privateer Rhodes vs. ship Lyon, captured, before 13 Sep 1780

Where: 32.606491 -79.25558 Rhodes/Lyon

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  • E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.259
    The "South Carolina and American General Gazette" of September, 13, 1780, reported that the American Privateer ship Rhodes, 130 men, armed with 20 six-pounders, had taken the ship Lyon, 12 leagues from Charleston, South Carolina, and had chased a sloop ashore. The sloop was believed lost. (Note: It was not clear from the original report whether or not the sloop was run ashore at the same time that the Lyon was captured.)

  • Webster Dictionary, 1913, p.838
    A measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2.4 to 4.6 English statute miles of 5.280 feet each, and used (as a land measure) chiefly on the continent of Europe, and in the Spanish parts of America. The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each. The English land league is equal to three English statute miles. The Spanish and French leagues vary in each country according to usage and the kind of measurement to which they are applied. The Dutch and German leagues contain about four geographical miles, or about 4.6 English statute miles.
    12 leagues x 3 x 6080 5280 = 41.45 statute miles

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