Haradan, Capt. Jonathan

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Salem had its share of military heroes. Many were masters of privateers sent out by Salem ship owners. The most famous of the town's privateer captains was Jonathan Haraden, a Gloucester native who relocated to Salem and shipped out on Salem vessels.

"During the American Revolution, while serving as master of the General Pickering, the Tyrannicide and the Julius Caesar, Haradan captured approximately 60 British vessels, 1,000 guns and 2,000 men. The fearless captain routinely attacked much larger British ships and even convoys" according to Jim McAllister in the Salem News.

Haradan died of natural causes in Salem on Nov. 23, 1802, at the age of fifty-nine.

See Also

  • "A look at some of the city's true patriots" Salem Evening News, Feb. 6, 2002, p. A3