British ship Ceres, reported as lost on a sand bank, but Lloyd's listed as taken, ca 3 Sep 1780
Where: 32.20457 -80.66182 Ship Ceres
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- E. Lee Spence, B.I.S., D.M.H., Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, Spence's List 1520-1865, Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.259.
The ship Ceres, in the service of the British government, was reported in the "Royal Georgia Gazette" of September 7, 1780, as lost on a sand bank "in going round from" Tybee, Georgia, to Beaufort, South Carolina. (Note: This may have been the Ceres, Captain J.R. Dacres, which was classed as a sloop of 16 guns, and shown in the commission of the British navy in Lloyd's Reqister of Shippinq for Underwriters for 1779. A note had been added to the entry in the register showing that Ceres as having been "Taken.")
- NBBAS:Four Not found.
Sep 1780 listing: Not found
Ambush of Charles Davant, Caper's Creek,
Confidence level:: 2