Captain Lambert Wickes

Captain Lambert Wickes (HM1F7)

Location: Rock Hall, MD 21661 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.318', W 76° 14.077'

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One of senior officers of Continental Navy in opening years of Revolutionary War. Noted for his daring raids on British shipping. In his Sloop of War Reprisal he took Benjamin Franklin to France in 1776. Was first American Naval Officer in European waters after Declaration of Independence. Born near here on Eastern Neck Island, c 1735. He was lost with his ship in storm off Newfoundland October 1, 1777. Franklin called him "a gallant officer, and a very worthy man."
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HM NumberHM1F7
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByCitizens of Rock Hall
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 11:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 393299 N 4332886
Decimal Degrees39.13863333, -76.23461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.318', W 76° 14.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 19.08" N, 76° 14' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21301-21435 MD-20, Rock Hall MD 21661, US
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