Database:   Tangier Island, off  

Tangier Island, off

What: Naval actions:
9/10/1777 Tangier Island, Chesapeake Bay, HMS Perseus. Draw.
after 4/4/1779 Lower Tangier Islands, Chesapeake Bay. Draw.
7/16/1780 Tangier Island, Chesapeake Bay. Draw.
Tangier Island, off, Naval chase, Capt. Keel vs. ship, 3 briggs & 2 schooners, 24 Nov 1780

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Where: 37.8284596 -75.99188123 (NAD83/WGS84), Tangier Island

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Sources:

  • Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781, Volume 45: (Thanks to Sarah Reveley)
    Friday November 25th 1780 O[f] f Tangier Island

    On Board the Brigg Cato at a Board of enquiry held this Day between the Officers of said Brigg and the Schooner Nautuless whether it should be thought proper, after recieving Inteligence from on Board a Brigg Commanded by one Capt. Keel that he had been chased as high as the lower Tangiers last night by a Ship, 3 Briggs & Two Schooners and at the time of the Assignment of this, a Vessell that seems to be dodgen us, which the said Capt. knows as he says,to be one of the same fleet, & the weather appearing at this present,very unsetled & likely for blowing, and the Cato in a Very indifferent State with respect to Seamen. Whether it be thought most Prudent to proceed upwards or to resque the chance of the Bay, not having more than three Days meat on Board, the opinion of the Court stands thus. Commr Tibball in the Chair -

    for Returning up the Bay
    Mr John Gordon Master
    Lieu' Jones Capt. Kiersted
    Lieu' & Pilot Ross Capt. Donathy
    Lieut. French Capt. Wm Middletor
    Capt. Edgley, Except he & Capt Revely with the Land forces could be landed on the Lower Tangier

    for Continuing down the Bay
    Lieut Smith
    Capt. Revely
    Capt. G. Middleton

  • Archives of Maryland Online. Volume 45: "Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland November 13, 1780 - November 13, 1781". Search for tangier. 8 returns, most relevant.

  • Naval/amphibious actions in the Chesapeake Bay:

    Tangier

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
  • listing. 9/10/1777 Tangier Island, Chesapeake Bay, HMS Perseus. Draw.
  • listing. after 4/4/1779 Lower Tangier Islands, Chesapeake Bay. Draw.
  • listing. 7/16/1780 Tangier Island, Chesapeake Bay. Draw.
  • listing. 11/24/1780 Not found.

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Submitted by: John Robertson

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