Harman Patil

HMS Musquito (1777)

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HMS Musquito may refer to two entirely different vessels of the period. The first is the American U.S.S Mosquito after its capture sometime between 1777 and 1778. The second, and more likely possibility is that it refers to a gunboat built by the British near a fort in present-day Michigan in 1777. This vessel was later captured at the Battle of Point Coupe by a group of George Rogers Clark's men of the Virginia State Line, then sold by the Virginia assembly to the Continental Navy in late 1779 for use on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

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