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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capture of the ‘Patriot’

 
 
Capture Of The 'Patriot' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Capture Of The 'Patriot' Marker
Inscription. The 'Patriot", 60-ton Virginia Navy armed schooner commanded by Lieut. James Watkins, was charged with the defense of Warwick Co. inhabitants then harassed by British plundering expeditions. In April 1781, in the James River offshore, the 'Patriot" was taken by a heavily-manned and armed Royal Navy sloop in disguise. She then joined Cornwallis' fleet in the York and passed to the French by terms of capitulation.
 
Erected 1976 by Free State of Warwick Chapter, DAR.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 2.513′ N, 76° 29.296′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Museum Drive and Museum parkway, on the left when traveling west on Museum Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Waters Creek (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morrison (approx. 1.2 miles away); Waters Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); Estelle and George Abernathy (approx. 1.2 miles
Museum Dr & Museum Pkwy image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Museum Dr & Museum Pkwy
away); Leifr Eiriksson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Captain Christopher Newport (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hilton Village (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Baptist Church Morrison (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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