The American Revolution in North Carolina

Cape Lookout Bay

October 1777


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Enoch Ward
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. Mayes
Killed:

0
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unk
Original County: 

Carteret County
Present County:

Carteret County

Capt. Enoch Ward, with his Core Sound Independent Company, seized a prize schooner named the Liverpool, commanded by Capt. Mayes from Providence to New York, loaded with fruit and turtle for Lord Howe.

This vessel put into Cape Lookout Bay under the sanction of a pretended friend, but Capt. Ward's vigilance soon discovered her to be an enemy and in the night boarded her with some of his company and took her. She was about 30 tons, and has since been refitted as a local privateer.


From the North Carolina Gazette, dated October 24, 1777:

Since our last, Capt. Ward, of the Independent Company stationed at Core Banks, has taken a Prize Schooner called the Liverpool, commanded by Capt. Mayes, from Providence to New York, loaded with Fruit and Turtle for Lord Howe. This Vessel put into Cape Lookout Bay, under the Sanction of a Pretended Friend, but Capt. Ward's Vigilance soon discovered her to be an Enemy, and in the Night boarded her with some of his Company, and took her. She is about 30 Tons, has been fitted as a Privateer, and now mounts several Swivels, and is reported a very fast Sailor.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Core Sound Independent Company, led by Capt. Enoch Ward, with unknown number of men. Privateer schooner Liverpool - Capt. Mayes
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