Nominal Guns12
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorSouth Carolina State Navy
Home Port 
Ship TypeSchooner


1775Broadside Weight = 35 Imperial Pound ( 15.8725 kg)ref:363
Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck6 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.177540 ref:363

1 Ship Commander

1775Captain Simon Tufts

Service History

27.10.1775the council of safety ordered that thirty seamen from the first and second regiments be put on board the Defense Schooner, commanded by Capt. Tufts; the schooner was stationed between Fort Johnson, and the town, to intercept the menof-war’s boatsref:363
2.4.1777Taken by Roebuck (44)
2.4.1777Taken by Perseus (20)


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