The American Revolution in North Carolina

Cape Hatteras

May 22, 1777


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Thomas Tucker
British Cdr:

Capt. St. John Chinnery
Killed:

0
Killed:

0
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

Unk
Captured:

0
Original County: 

Hyde County
Present County:

Dare County

Thomas Tucker was the owner of five schooners and served as commissioner to equip schooners for the defense of Charlestown, South Carolina in 1775. He was a ship pilot and had commanded a gun battery on Wadmalaw Island during 1776. He was very patriotic and loaned South Carolina £22,970 during the war.

In May of 1777, he was the captain of the Fanny bound from Charlestown for Virginia. A Royal Navy frigate, the Daphne, was bound from New York to St. Augustine with six chests of money to pay the troops in Florida. Her commander was Capt. St. John Chinnery. Accompanying the Daphne was the Union commanded by Capt. Wallace, with a load of clothing and ordnance stores.

Capt. St. John Chinnery encountered the brig Fanny off Cape Hatteras and quickly seized Capt. Tucker's ship. When they reached St. Augustine, Capt. Chinnery released the crew of the Fanny.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Brig Fanny - Capt. Thomas Tucker

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HMS Daphne - Capt. St. John Chinnery

HMS Union - Capt. Wallace



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