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Warwick in 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 37° 2.513′ N, 76° 29.296′ W. Marker is in Warwick in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Museum Drive and Museum parkway, on the left when traveling west on Museum Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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,
Museum Dr & Museum Pkwy image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Museum Dr & Museum Pkwy
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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warwick.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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