The American Revolution in North Carolina

Outer Banks

June 29, 1779


Patriot Cdr:

Unknown
Loyalist Cdr:

Lt. Rogers
Killed:

0
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

1
Original County: 

Hyde County
Present County:

Dare County

New York Loyalist privateer Impertinent was captured by the General Green in early June. She was quickly re-outfitted by Pennsylvanians and sent to sea to harass British shipping around the Outer Banks off the coast of North Carolina.

On June 29th, the Impertinent spotted the sloop-of-war HMS Harlem and gave chase. The Harlem tried to gain speed by throwing her guns overboard, but to no avail. Then, the Harlem's captain and crew tried to escape by launching a landing boat - but, it overturned and all drowned.

Lt. Rogers had been left on board the Harlem and he surrendered the ship, which was sent to Bath Town, the county seat of Beaufort County.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Privateer Impertinent - Capt. Unknown HMS Harlem - Lt. Rogers


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