One can only imagine how British morale must have been affected when they were beaten by a navy that had only just been established, and consisted of relatively untrained men.
- The Continental Navy attacked the British coastline
- Captains Jones, Wickes, and Conyngham all lead raids on the British coastline.
- These raids showed the vulnerability of the British.
- This lowered British morale
- British had to call ships back to protect trade routes