The American Revolution in North Carolina

Near NC Coast

February 1782


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
Loyalist/Britsh Cdrs:

Unknown
Killed:

Unk
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

Unk
Captured:

Unk
Original County: 

Unknown
Present County:

Unknown

Location currently unknown.


The Savage was a British frigate bound from Savannah to New York. She encountered a North Carolina sloop bound for Rhode Island and quickly captured the Patriot ship. It was carrying a cargo of indigo, spirits of turpentine, pitch, and tar.

Near the same location a Loyalist ship, the Orphan's Frigate, spotted a sloop and a brigantine of fourteen guns. Both were from the West Indies. The Orphan's Frigate ran both ships onto shore.

Shortly afterwards, the Orphan's Frigate took another North Carolina sloop and unloaded her naval stores, then burned it.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

NC Sloop Unknown #1

West Indies Sloop Unknown

West Indies Brigantine Unknown

NC Sloop Unknown #2

HMS Savage - Capt. Unknown

Loyalist privateer Orphan's Frigate - Capt. Unknown

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