The American Revolution in North Carolina

Currituck Inlet

November 15, 1778


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
Loyalist Cdr:

Capt. John Goodrich
Killed:

Unk
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Original County: 

Currituck County
Present County:

Currituck County

In September of 1778, the Continental Navy frigate Raleigh was captured by the Royal Navy, leaving the North Carolina coast virtually unprotected from privateers.

Loyalist Capt. John Goodrich repeatedly went into Currituck Inlet and captured or set fire to any vessels he could find. On November 15th, he again sailed into Currituck Inlet and burned two vessels that were attempting to leave the inlet.

The cargo and cattle on board these two ships were destroyed before the local militia could sail out to their aid. Capt. Goodrich sailed out into the Atlantic with no impunity.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Two Unknown Ships - Captains Unknown Privateer Unknown - Capt. John Goodrich (VA)


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