The Georgia Navy

The Georgia Navy (HM6I1)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 13.338', W 81° 23.19'

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During the American Revolution four heavily-armed row galleys were constructed in Savannah for the Georgia Navy, all underwritten by the Continental Congress. In nearby Frederica River, beginning at dawn on April 19, 1778, Georgia galleys Lee, Washington, and Bulloch, commanded by Colonel Samuel Elbert, attacked HM brigantine Hinchinbrook, the armed sloop Rebecca, and an armed watering brig. The British attempted to retaliate, but were out-gunned and out-maneuvered. As they tried to gain an advantage by moving down river their ships grounded, were abandoned, and captured. This remarkable victory boosted patriot morale and delayed by more than eight months the British invasion of Georgia.
HM NumberHM6I1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Sons of the American Revolution series.
Marker Number63-6
Year Placed2005
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, Coastal Georgia Historical Society, and the Fort Frederica National Monument
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 463188 N 3454303
Decimal Degrees31.22230000, -81.38650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.338', W 81° 23.19'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 20.28" N, 81° 23' 11.40" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6520 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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