A List of the Officers and Men on Board the Ship Defence the 19th of September 1776

George Cook, Commander

Henry Auchentick 1st Ltn.

John Burnell, 2nd Ltn.

James Cordray, Master

John Hale, Chief Mate

Nathnl. Cooper, 2nd Mate

Levin Langle, 3rd Mate

Peter Sharp, Midshipman

James Rownds, Midshipman

Archibald Douglass, Midshipmen

William Carter, Midshipmen

Francis Muir, Capt. Clerk

James Hasty, Quartermaster

John Wright, Quartermaster

James Falconer, Quartermaster

Chas. Chamberlane, Quartermaster

Anthony Hanson, Boatswain

Benjamin Simpson, Boatswain

John Barr, Boatswain

James Hawkins, Yeoman

John Berryman, Gunner

Henry Rentford, Gunner's Mate

William Piercey, Yeoman

James Arne, Qr. Gunner

Mathew Murray, Armourer

George Rowen, Master at Arms

Wm. Beauchamp, Carpenter

William Prince, Carpenter's Mate

Alex. Cummings, Carpenter's Crew

Wm. Howard, Carpenter's Crew

Nathan Ross, Carpenter's Crew

Joseph Dunbar, Cooper

Joseph Burge, Ship Steward

Fran. Jackquelin, Cabin Steward

James Gaggen, Cook

James Greer, Armourer's Mate

Fran. Hurburt, Able Seaman

Alex. Duffey, Rated Qr. Master Oct. 23rd

Nathan Dorsey, Surgeon

James Hagan, Able Seaman

Joseph Walpole, Able Seaman

James Giffard, Able Seaman

James Allen, Able Seaman

Wm. Partus, Able Seaman

Colin Brown, Able Seaman

John Valiant, Able Seaman

Wm. Gaggen, Able Seaman

Dennis Larkins, Able Seaman

Thomas Howard, Able Seaman

William Hurburt, Able Seaman

Christr. Short, Able Seaman

Alex. Nicholson, Able Seaman

David Primrose, Able Seaman

Willm. King, Able Seaman

John Knight, Able Seaman

Henry Carberry, Able Seaman

Wm. Fleming, Able Seaman

John Crapper, Able Seaman

Joseph Jones, Ordinary Seaman

Hoshier Cole, Ordinary Seaman

Henry Gilbert, Ordinary Seaman

Thomas Gilbert, Ordinary Seaman

Robert Fosset, Ordinary Seaman

Dennis Foloue, Ordinary Seaman

Richard Sutton, Ordinary Seaman

Patrick Cole, Ordinary Seaman

Charles Blunt, Ordinary Seaman

Daniel Nevin, Ordinary Seaman

Robert Hope, Ordinary Seaman

Thomas Green, Ordinary Seaman

James Barry, Ordinary Seaman

John McIntyre, Ordinary Seaman

Samuel Wolf, Ordinary Seaman

James Bradford, Ordinary Seaman

William Trott, Ordinary Seaman

Joshua Ozier, Ordinary Seaman

Lynn Sarmer, Ordinary Seaman

James Collins, Ordinary Seaman

James Green, Ordinary Seaman

Thomas Moore, Ordinary Seaman

Abel Mason, Ordinary Seaman

Richard Cockey, Ordinary Seaman

Samuel Wilson, Ordinary Seaman

Joseph Dennis, Ordinary Seaman

John McKennie, Ordinary Seaman

Benjamin Thompson, Ordinary Seaman

Jacob Sutton, Ordinary Seaman

John Vaughan, Ordinary Seaman

Abram Strong, Ordinary Seaman

Moses Scott, Ordinary Seaman

Timothy Kelly, Ordinary Seaman

John Smyley, Ordinary Seaman

Bazil Smith, Ordinary Seaman

Robert McDonald, Ordinary Seaman

John Davis, Ordinary Seaman

William Adair, Ordinary Seaman

Thomas Buckley, Cabin Boy

James Brown, Cabin Boy

Samuel Church, Surgeon's Mate

Francis Muir, Purser

Garret Brown, Capt. Marines

Thomas Walker, 1st Ltn.

Joseph Smith, 2nd Ltn.

William Morris, 3rd Ltn.

William Radford, Sergeant

Vachel Yates, Sergeant

Michael Craig, Sergeant

Wm. DeCourcey, Sergeant

Thomas Roberts, Drummer

William Matthews, Corporal

Alexander Stanton, Corporal

Ezekiel Disney, Private

Robert Conner, Private

Michael Conway, Private

William Bishop, Private

William Grantham, Private

John Schea, Private

Charles McNealis, Private

Simon Trainer, Private

William Askins, Private

John Squible, Private

William Judges, Private

John Power, Private

Benjamin Sutton, Private

John Garvey, Private

Morgan Murphy, Private

James Cadey, Private

Conrad McGuire, Private

John Grant, Private

Barth. Deloray, Private

Thomas Crow, Private

John Donavin, Private

Moses Greer, Private

Robert Wilmott, Private

Henry Carr, Private

William Porter, Private

John Lemmon, Private

Edward Gibbons, Private

William Sohan, Private

James Armstrong, Private

John Wilson, Private

William Huggard, Private

James McGill, Private

Philip Handly, Private

Waltely Masters, Private

Barny McManus, Private

William Davis, Private

James Smith, Private

Clement Tossuir, Loblolly Boy

More information about the Navy during the American Revolution can be found in the books:

Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution


Navies and the American Revolution 1775-1783


George Washington's Schooners: The First American Navy


Sea of Glory: A Naval History of the American Revolution


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