Event Summary

Rhode Islanders burn English custom schooner Gaspee

Date

June 13, 1772

Description

Rhode Islanders, organized by Providence merchant John Brown and led by his ship captain Abraham Whipple, burn English custom schooner Gaspee after it went aground in Providence harbor, to protest English regulation of colonial trade.

Lecture

Navy/Warfare

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Record ID

334