The American Revolution in South Carolina

All Known South Carolina Navy Captains
SC Navy Captain Ship From To Notes
Anthony, Hezekiah Brig. Polly Until the Fall of Charleston
Cochran, Robert Brig. Notre Dame 1777 Later, State's Powder Receiver in 1778
Crawley, Charles Marquis de Brittany 1779 1783
Crowley, Charles Schooner Sally 1780 1783
Drayton, William Henry Also SC Chief Justice.
Farragut, George 1780 1783
Ford, Benjamin Galley Carolina 1779 1780
Gamball, Joseph Schooner Polly 1775
Kalteissen, Michael Frigate South Carolina Captain of Marines.
Legare, Benjamin Guardship Alert
Lempriere, Clement Prosper and Commerce
McQueen, "Unknown" A Captain in the Navy.
Melvin, George Schooner Sunk in Hog Inlet During 1779, a Captain in the Continental Line
Newell, "Unknown" A Captain in the Navy.
Pickering, Thomas  Brig. Defense
Powell, George Gabriel Schooner Comet 1775 1779 Also a Colonel of the Cheraws District Regiment of Militia.  Died Jan. 1779.
Fyne, "Unknown" Galley Rutledge 1779
Robeson, William Under Commodore Alexander Gillion.
Scott, William Brig. Defense 1775 Captain of Marines.
Smith, Thomas Armed Pilot Boat
Spencer, Calvin Privateer 1776 1783 Enlisted as Lieutenant in SC 5th Regiment.  Promoted to Captain.  Resigned.  Appointed Assistant Deputy QM.  At Siege of Savannah.  1780, QM General.  Captured at Georgetown, imprisoned several months.  Later a captain in Marines on a privateer.
Stevens, Jervis Henry Brig. Richard Also a Lieutenant under Col. Hezekiah Maham in 1781.
Sullivan, Philip Brig. Richard
Tucker, Benjamin Sloops Argo, Count Pulaski Later in Marion's Brigade
Tufts, Simon Schooner Defense, Prosper Later in Charles Town District Regiment under Capt. James Bentham.
Turpin, Joseph Brig. Comet


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