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Officers and Men known or believed to be lost on the frigate Randolph on 7 March 1778

Undoubtedly the greatest catastrophic loss for the Continental Navy during the War for Independence was the total destruction of the frigate Randolph and the loss of Captain Nicholas Biddle and over three hundred of her officers, “picked seamen” and “gentlemen … Continue reading

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Alphabetical List of Officers and Men of the Brig Lexington captured September 1777

The Journal of Lieutenant John Bazely, Commander of the cutter Alert, for Friday 19 September 1777 found in Volume 9 of “Naval Documents of the American Revolution” reveals details of the action and capture of the Continental brig Lexington under … Continue reading

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Surviving Crew of the explosion of frigate Randolph on 7 March 1778

These four men are noted as “Taken off the Wreck” on the Muster of HMS Yarmouth on 12 March 1778, five days after the destruction of the Continental Navy frigate Randolph on 7 March 1778. (NDAR, Vol 11, pages 853-4) … Continue reading

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Alphabetical List of Officers and Men of the Brig Resistance captured August 1778

The Alphabetical List of 48 Officers and Men of the Brig Resistance captured on 28 August 1778 is derived from the musters of the HMS Experiment (ADM 36/7920) and HMS Ariel (ADM 36/7938) transcribed at the National Archives in Kew, … Continue reading

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HMS St. Albans Muster Roll of Virginia Men (April 1778)

This List of 61 Officers and Men of the Frigate Virginia captured on 31 March 1778 and entered on the muster of HMS St. Albans (ADM 36/7857) was transcribed at the National Archives in Kew, England by Joseph and Joshua … Continue reading

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