Category Archives: Continental Navy Crew Lists

Officers and Men known or believed to be lost on the sloop Saratoga on 18 March 1781

The Continental Navy 18 gun sloop-of-war Saratoga under the command of Captain John Young, along with Continental frigates Confederacy (Seth Harding) and Deane (John Nicholson) and the Philadelphia privateer Fair American (Joseph Jakways) sailed from Cape Francois, Haiti on 15 … Continue reading

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Slops List of Lexington Men at Bordeaux on 27 June 1777

The List of 86 Officers and Men of the Brig Lexington who received Slops delivered at Bordeaux on 27 June 1777 was transcribed by Joseph and Joshua Ross in February 2014 from the original found among the prize court records … Continue reading

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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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Lexington Men at Mill Prison

Roll of Mill Prison, Plymouth, England 7 February 1779 The roll prisoners at Mill Prison in Plymouth, England dated 7 February 1779 is taken from pages 249 and 252-254 of “A Relic of the Revolution” (1847) by Charles Herbert. The … 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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