Patriot naval officer.
Captain of the Reprisal (1776). On board he carried William Bingham to Martinique and Franklin (with William Temple Franklin and Benjamin Franklin Bache) to France.
Under orders from the American Commissioners in France, he attacked British ships in the English Channel and Irish Sea, taking many prizes (1777).
He died along with the rest of his crew (save a cook) in a storm off Newfoundland (October 1777).