The American Revolution in South Carolina

SC Coast

October 7-15, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Charles Morgan
British Cdr:

Capt. Jameson
Killed:

0
Killed:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Wounded:

Unknown
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unknown
Old District: 

Charles Town District
Present County:

Charleston County

SC Navy snow Fair American this time teamed up with the Philadelphia privateer Holker and captured the brigantine Rodney out of Liverpool bound for Charlestown on October 7th. The next day, the two Patriot ships captured another brigantine from Plymouth bound for Charlestown.

A week later, on October 14th, this team captured the Richard from Glasgow also bound for Charlestown. The next day, they attacked the armed transport Richmond. After a short skirmish the Richmond struck her colors.

All of the vessels captured in the two weeks had valuable cargoes of dry goods, wine, porter, cheese, and pork. The captured ships were taken to Delaware.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

SC Navy snow Fair American - Capt. Charles Morgan, with 16 guns

Philadelphia privateer Holker - Capt. Roger Keane, with 16 guns

Royal Navy armed transport Richmond - Capt. Jameson, with 16 guns

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