Capt. Eliphalet Smith, privateer schooner Volunteer (sunk) vs. *Capt. Ferguson, frigate Brune, ? Nov 1777
Where: 32.37918 -78.688051 Volunteer/Brune.
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- 32.37918 -78.688051 Volunteer/Brune
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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.234-235
The privateer schooner Volunteer, Captain Eliphalet Smith, from Charleston, was sunk by the British frigate Brune,
5th Rate, 32 guns, Captain Ferguson, "about 25 leagues E.S.E. of Sullivan's Island," South Carolina, in November, 1777. The Brune was reported to have "inhumanely" fired a full broadside into the small schooner killing the captain.
- 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.
25 leagues x 3 x 6080 ÷ 5280 = 86.36 statute miles
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