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H.M. Brig DeBraak

 
 
H.M. Brig DeBraak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
1. H.M. Brig DeBraak Marker
Inscription. On May 25, 1798 at 4:00 pm, H.M. Brig DeBraak capsized and sank off the coast of Cape Henlopen, Delaware during a sudden squall. This memorial honors the thirty-three members of the eighty-five man crew who were lost at sea.
James Drew                Commander                     Thomas Burr               Armorer
Thomas Hickson         Lieutenant                       Thomas Albrook         Seaman
William Arundele        Midshipman                     John Bernard             Seaman
William Hearle             Midshipman                   William Brookbank    Seaman
William Hurlstone      Midshipman                     William Buss               Seaman
John Hyfield                Midshipman                     William Day                 Seaman
Simon Rumbold          Gunner                            Edward Edwards        Seaman
William Howard           Carpenter                        John Mills                   Seaman
Edward Redman         Carpenter                        John Morris                Seaman
William Wade              Purser                              John Sweet                 Seaman
John White                 Surgeon                           James Hudd                Boy
William Cooper          Cook                                James
H.M. Brig DeBraak Marker along Kings Highway (US 9) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
2. H.M. Brig DeBraak Marker along Kings Highway (US 9)
Mann                Boy
William Satterly          Carpenter's Mate           Jacob Hamilton          Marine
William Randele         Carpenter's Crew           Thomas Peary              Marine
John Breach              Ship's Barber                   William Tozer              Marine
Richard Mitchele       Captain's Clerk               James Woodington     Marine
Thomas Davenport    Ward Room Steward

 
Location. 38° 46.436′ N, 75° 8.338′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Kings Highway (U.S. 9N) near 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Zwaanendael Museum and Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Hall House (a few steps from this marker); Zwaanendael House (a few steps from this marker); Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Zwaanendael Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewes Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New Devon Inn (about 600 feet away); Dodds Corner (about 600 feet away); Lewes-Rehoboth Canal (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
Also see . . .  DiscoverSea Museum - H.M.S. De Braak. ...Over the years, De Braak's seven-week solo cruise and the certain fact that she had captured one valuable prize became encrusted with myth. .... by the 1980s estimates of the value of the treasure aboard the humble convoy escort exceeded $500 million.... (Submitted on November 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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