Lieutenant Ephraim Hawley (Continental Navy)

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Ephraim Hawley

Birthdate: (31)
Death: June 30, 1777 (31)
Stratfield Section ( now Bpt. ), Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
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About Lieutenant Ephraim Hawley (Continental Navy)

During the American Revolution, Ephraim Hawley (1746–1777) served as a Lieutenant on the two-masted schooner USS Royal Savage (1776). His cousin, Captain David Hawley, commanded the ship.

At the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain on October 11, 1776, the USS Royal Savage ran aground and was burned by the crew to prevent it from falling into British hands. The Royal Savage had been Maj. General Benedict Arnold's flagship until he went aboard the USS Congress (1776). All of Arnold's personal belongings were destroyed when the Royal Savage was burned. This naval battle was the first of the newly formed United States Navy and delayed for one year the British attempts to cut the colonies in half.

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June 30, 1777
Age 31
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States