What: American schooner burned to prevent capture by British, 14 Feb 1780.
Where: 32.74752 -80.16407 Schooner burned
Maps: [map notes]
- 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.252-253.
A schooner was set on fire by the Americans near the riverbank of the Stono River, South Carolina, on February 14, 1780. The schooner was burned to prevent her from falling into British hands. She must have been fairly near Stono Ferry and was possibly between Fenwick's Ferry and Chisolm's Ferry.
Note: This was not the schooner Rattle Snake.
- NBBAS:One. p285-287. Stono Ferry, 23 May 1779, Capt. Paul Frisbie, 40 Americans killed or wounded, British Capt. William Wulff, unk. no. troops, Capt. Brabazon Christian, Sloop of war, Vigilant, Maj. Endemann, Hessians, 44 killed or wounded. Numerous references, p.429. Draw.
Revlist post Basis for location and date.
- Sherman, "Calendar...". Not found. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".
RevWar75 Not found.
- Jun 1776 listing. 6/16/1776 Stono Creek, Charlestown Bar. Draw.
- Jun 1777 listing. 6/14/1777 Stono Inlet. Draw.
- May 1779 listing.
5/20/1779 Mathew's Plantation. British victory.
5/23/1779 Stono River. Draw.
- Jun 1779 listing.
6/1/1779 13 Mile-House, Stono Ferry. Insufficient data.
6/20/1779 Stono Ferry. Draw.
6/1779 Mouth of the Stono River. Naval action. Draw
6/22 - 23/1779 Stanyarne's and Eveleigh's Plantation. American victory.
- Feb 1780 listing. 2/22/1780 Stono. American victory.
- Mar 1780 listing. 3/5/1780 Stono River. Draw.
Stono River (mouth),
Confidence level: 1