Mowatt, Captain Henry

Captain Henry Mowat

1734-1798. British Royal Navy officer active in New England during the American Revolution. In 1775, as a Lieutenant acting under orders to harass the coast, he burned Falmouth (Portland). By 1779 he was a commander and with three small ships successfully defended Castine against the Penobscot Expedition. By 1796 he had become the senior officer in command of the North American station.