Click here to learn more about this site Click here to return to our home page Click here to visit our "clickable" map of local historic sites Click here to visit Part I of our huge two-part Table of Contents Click here to visit our Gift Shop. The perfect place for unique and wonderful things! Click here to search the site Click here to learn about using the images and materials published on this site Click here to contact us

The Online Resource for Historians, Educators, Students and Visitors since 1997
This is a graphics-intensive publication, to fully experience the site we recommend you have JavaScript enabled.

Find us on Facebook!
Please consider "liking" our pages on Facebook and following us on Twitter!

Naval Forces engaged at the
Battle of Plattsburg
Lake Champlain
September 11, 1814

By James P. Millard


 


AMERICAN FLEET


BRITISH FLEET


SAILING VESSELS


USS SARATOGA Frigate/26 guns HMS CONFIANCE Frigate/39 guns
Master Commandant T. Macdonough Flagship 28 killed, 29 wounded Captain G. Downie
Flagship
41 killed, including Captain Downey/40 wounded
USS EAGLE Brig/20 guns HMS LINNET Brig/16 guns
Lt. Robert Henley
commanding
13 killed, 20 wounded Capt. Daniel Pring
commanding
10 killed/14 wounded
USS TICONDEROGA Schooner/17 guns HMS CHUBB [2] Sloop/11 guns
Lt. Stephen Cassin
commanding
6 killed, 6 injured Capt. James McGhie commanding 6 killed/16 wounded
USS PREBLE Sloop/7guns HMS FINCH [1] Sloop/11 guns
Lt. Charles Budd
commanding
2 killed, 0 injured Capt. William Hicks
commanding
0 killed/2 wounded

GALLEYS


ALLEN   SIR JAMES YEO  
ALWYN   SIR GEORGE PREVOST
BALLARD   SIR SIDNEY BECKWITH
BORER  3 killed, 1 wounded BROCK  
BURROWS   MURRAY  
CENTIPEDE  1 wounded WELLINGTON  
LUDLOW   TECUMSEH  
NETTLE   DRUMMOND  
VIPER   SIMCOE  
WILMER  1 wounded MARSHAL BERESFORD
    POPHAM  
    BLUCHER  




 Total Men involved  820    1050
 Total Casualties  52 killed, 58 wounded    84 killed, 110 wounded
 Total Number of guns 86    95

Notes:

[1] formerly, the "Hunter" (American), renamed "Growler" by Macdonough, then captured by the British in the Richelieu on July 3, 1813, and renamed the "Shannon" before being christened the "Finch."

[2] formerly the "Bulldog" (American) renamed "Eagle" by Macdonough before being captured with the "Growler" in the battle on the Richelieu.

Help Support This Site. Visit our Book Shop!

 

*America's Historic Lakes is a favorite of educators around the world. You can feel confident that the material
on this site is accurate, well-researched, properly cited and presented.

Creative Commons License
America's Historic Lakes by James P. Millard and Guest Contributors is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

 Privacy Policy


James P. Millard
Post Office Box 262
South Hero, Vermont 05486-0262
contact@historiclakes.org

Terms of Service and Disclaimer of Liability

The historical information on this web site is provided as a public service by James P. Millard. I  have attempted to be as accurate as possible in my presentation of this historical material. However, I make no claims, guarantees or promises about the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the information provided. In no event shall the publisher; James P. Millard, be liable for any errors or omissions with respect to any information on this site. Material submitted by guest contributors and published on the site is the property of the contributor and may be removed at any time at my discretion or upon request of the contributor. This website occasionally provides links to sites of other organizations maintained by third parties. These links do not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Links to third-party websites are provided as a public service and convenience to users of our site; James P. Millard/America’s Historic Lakes does not control, endorse or recommend the content on sites we may link to. Once connected to another website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website.