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Penobscot Expedition

24th July 1779 - 12th August 1779
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Battle of Grenada 6.7.1779
Next action : Siege of Savannah 9.9.1779 - 18.10.1779

 

United States of America

 
Continental Navy Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Massachussetts Navy Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Privateers
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Black Prince (18) 1778-1779
American 18 Gun
Privateer Ship
 
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Defence (16) 1779-1779
American 16 Gun
Privateer Brigantine
John EdmondsAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1829
Diligent (12) 1779-1779
American 12 Gun
Unrated Brig
Philip BrownAmerican
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1846
 

Great Britain

 
Royal Navy Vessels
Ship NameCommanderNotes
 
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Blonde (32) 1760-1782
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Andrew BarkleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
Greyhound (28) 1773-1781
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Archibald DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1802
Virginia (28) 1778-1782
British 28 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Sir John OrdeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
Camilla (20) 1776-1831
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
John CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1794
Galatea (20) 1776-1783
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
James ReidBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1794
Nautilus (16) 1762-1780
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Thomas FarnhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1791
North (16) 1778-1779
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
 
Albany (16) 1775-1781
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Henry MowatBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1781
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 4th of March 2014 23:58

American privateer Sky Rocket present at Penobscot taking part in the 1st attack on Albany, Nautilus and North


Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 4th of March 2014 21:11

Charming Sally brig, Massachusetts Privateer captain Alexander Holmes. [300 tons, Twenty 9-pounders (Riess 1999); Eighteen 9-pounders (Allen 1927); Twenty-two 9 and 6- pounders (Calef 1910); Twenty 9 and 6-pounders (Buker 2002] destroyed in Penobscot river


Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 17th of February 2014 21:27

The Nautilus, Albany and North had accompanied Blonde on the original troop landing and remained to protect the harbour


Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 17th of February 2014 21:09

American vessels present include Continental frigate Warren Commodore. Saltonstall, artillery brig Samuel master James Brown [burnt]
, and Hampden New Hampshire State brig [ex coal barge] and privateers Hunter and Defence) attempted
to escape along the west side of Long Island, but were cut off by Blonde, Camilla, and Galatea
and either captured or scuttled. A total of nine transports were captured. The other vessels, including Warren, Providence, and Diligent; the Massachusetts State Navy
ships Tyrannicide, Active, and Hazzard; a small number of privateers including Hector, Black Prince, Monmouth and Vengeance, and one surviving transport (the sloop Pidgeon) sailed up river only to be destroyed


Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 17th of February 2014 20:12

The British squadron was commanded by Sir George Collier and comprised of six vessels: the 64-gun line-of-battle ship Raisonable, 32-gun frigates Blonde and Virginia, 28-gun frigate Greyhound, and 20-gun frigates Galatea and Camille. The Otter, a 14-gun sloop, accompanied the squadron from New York, but was lost in fog enroute and never arrived at the fleet’s rendezvous point at Monhegan Island

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