Category Archives: Continental Navy Crew Lists

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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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 74 Officers and Men of the Brig Resistance (August 1777)

The Alphabetical List of 74 Officers and Men of the Brig Resistance is derived from a “List of Men belonging to the Brige Resistance” dated 31 August 1777 at New London, CT found on pages 855 and 856 in Volume … Continue reading

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