General Mifflin

Nominal Guns20ref:462
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorMassachusetts State Navy
Home PortBoston ref:462
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1779ref:462

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
31.3.1779130 ref:462

2 Commanding Officers

1777 - 1778Captain (Privateer)Daniel McNeilW0271779Captain (Privateer)George Waith Babcockref:462

Service History

8.5.1779Took the Unrated Storeship Elephant (10) off Newfoundland Banks


ref:462American maritime units and vesselsGranville HoughBook
W027American War of Independence at SeaKen KellowWeb Site

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Posted by dana zulager on Monday 5th of March 2018 16:29

i recently came across an early deed, Rockingham County NH 109-412 which mentions this war ship, here is a partial and quick transcript:

"Benjamin Morse, Exeter, laborer being engaged as a marine on board the private Ship of War called the General Mifflin commanded by Daniel McNeal Esq. and bound from Portsmouth on a cruise against the enemies of the United American (interlined) States. For and in consideration of the sum of 28 pounds 10 shillings L.M. to me in hand before the delivery hereof paid by Joseph Tilton, Exeter, physician, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have given granted bargained and sold and by these presents do give grant bargain sell convey and confirm to the said Joseph Tilton his heirs and assigns one quarter and an half quarter part of all the prizes prize money and prize goods that I shall be entitled to taken by the said Ship the general Mifflin on her said intended l… and until the full end of six months next after the commencement of the said cruise. to have and to hold ... "

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