Barkley, Andrew

In March 1776, during the American War of Independence, Captain Andrew Barkley was in command of a small Royal Naval fleet at an incident that became known as the Battle of the Rice Boats. This took place around the Savannah River on the border between the Provinces of Georgia and South Carolina. The battle pitted the American patriot militia against the Royal Navy and marked the end of British control over Georgia until Savannah was re-captured in 1778. In 1782 Captain Andrew Barkley was in command of HMS Prudent at the Battle of St Kitts, part of the fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Sir Samuel Hood.  

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