Defiance

28730
Nominal GunsUnknownref:1257
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired27.8.1756ref:1257
Home PortNewport - Rhode Island - Rhode Island ref:1257
ShipyardUnknownref:1257
CategoryPrivateerref:1257
Ship TypeBrigantine ref:1257
Last known1762ref:1257

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:1290
Displacement140Ton 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1762Metcalf Bowlerref:1291

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.8.1756 - 1757Captain (Privateer)Daniel Fonesref:125728.10.1757 - 1757Captain (Privateer)Walter Chalonerref:12571759Captain (Privateer)Benjamin Wantonref:125731.12.1762 - 1762Captain (Privateer)James Duncanref:1257

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1756First Lieutenant (Privateer)Estes Howeref:1257

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1756Master (Privateer)John Cullessonref:12571756Gunner (Privateer)William Byrnref:12571756Doctor (Privateer)Thomas Rodmanref:12571756Boatswain (Privateer)George Davisref:1257

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1756Steward (Privateer)Thomas Burgenref:12571756Mate (Privateer)William Wallref:12571756Quartermaster (Privateer)Theodore Tophamref:12571756Gunner's Mate (Privateer)Joseph Riderref:1257


Notes on Ship


Letter of Marqueref:1290

1756, Aug. 27. Defiance. Brigantine. Tons 140.

Commander, Daniel Fones.

Bond. £1500.

Bonders, Daniel Fones, mariner, North Kingstown, principal; Joseph Wanton, Jr., Metcalf Bowler, Matthew Cozzens, Robert Stoddard, merchants, sureties; all of Newport.

Witnesses, Thomas Ward, James Coggeshall.

N. P. VI, 165. Marine Bonds.

 

1757, Oct. 28. Defiance. Brigantine. Tons 140.

Commander, Walter Chaloner.

Bond. None recorded.

Equippers, Joseph Wanton, Jr., Metcalf Bowler, Matthew Cozzens, Robert Stoddard, Thomas Taylor; all Newport merchants.

N. P. VI, 477.

 

1762, Dec. 31. Defiance. Brigantine. Tons 140.

Commander, James Duncan.

Bond. £1500.

Bonders, James Duncan, gentleman, principal; Metcalf Bowler, owner and equipper, and Thomas Wickham, Jr., sureties; all of Newport. (Wickham did not sign bond.)

Witnesses, Not given.

N. P. VII, 419. Marine Bonds.



 

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