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
Where: 37.8284596 -75.99188123 (NAD83/WGS84), Tangier Island
Maps: [map notes]
- 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
Except he & Capt Revely with the Land forces could be landed on the Lower Tangier
for Continuing down the Bay
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:
- 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.
Submitted by: John Robertson
Confidence level: 0