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DEFENSE

The Defense was converted into a warship in 1775. She was fitted with 16 six pound cannons and 20 swivel guns. On March 12, 1779 while being chased by British ships the Defense ran aground on Bartlett Reef. All of her cannons and rigging were salvaged from the ship which was only partly submerged. Many reports list this as a possible Treasure Wreck. Possibly because of the gold payroll which was supposed to be aboard.

 
 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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