Two of the men on the list dated "03/20/2015" are found among the pension applications filed long after the conclusion of the war in response to the Act of Congress in 1818 granting a pension to soldiers and sailors who could prove service in support of the United States. The first of these is Isaac Dade of Gloucester, Massachusetts - "Pension Application of Isaac Dade W19149". In reference to his time spent on board the frigate South Carolina, he has only a brief statement - "I then entered the Continental frigate South Carolina commanded by captain Gillane [sic: Commodore Alexander Gillon] & served in the same for six months." There is no indication as to his "position" on board the frigate South Carolina but, since he does not specifically state that he was an officer or marine, he most likely was a seaman/sailor on board the frigate. The pension application does not indicate whether or not he received his requested pension. But, on August 3, 1838, his widow, Fanny Dade, applied for a pension due to his service in support of the United States. Issac Dade had died earlier, on February 4, 1819.
The second individual is Robert Faucett of Rowan County, North Carolina - "Pension Application of Robert Faucett S41528". His statement of service on board the frigate South Carolina is likewise brief and to-the-point - "That he afterwards served on board the Frigate South Carolina, under the command of, Commodore Gillen, and that he afterwards was discharged from the service at the City of Philadelphia". Again, as with Isaac Dade, there is no mention of what capacity he served in while on board the frigate South Carolina but, it must be assumed that he served as a seaman/sailor, like Isaac Dade. Also, and possibly more cogent to the blog, neither of these men mention the imprisonment of the crew and marines of the frigate South Carolina after her capture by the three British men-of-war on December 20, 1782. Isaac Dade mentions that he served "...in the same of six months." Robert Faucett simply states that "...he afterwards was discharged from the service at the City of Philadelphia." Dade's length of service is extremely brief while Faucett's states that he left the frigate while in the "...City of Philadelphia." Both of these men's statements seem to indicate that they served and were discharged from the frigate South Carolina prior to her departure on her final, brief voyage of December 1782. In other words, these two men were not on board the frigate South Carolina when she was captured on December 20, 1782.