One of the great Revolutionary sea warriors was Lambert Wickes, captain of the 16-gun sloop Reprisal.
non-fiction; biography; military
Lambert Wickes; Benjamin Franklin; American sailors; Captain Newman; Lloyd's underwriters
Captain Wickes carries Ambassador Franklin to France, then begins commerce raiding around the British Isles. His success causes panic and forces insurance rates higher, but on the return trip he and his ship are lost in a storm.