It seems that in the time the frigate South Carolina was in harbor there in Havana, Cuba, Commodore Gillon managed to "recruit" about thirteen men from this specific regiment. In all the research that this writer has done to this point in time, none of these men's names have ever turned up outside of the section of Lewis's work, Neptune's Militia, entitled "Appendix: Crew and Marines of the South Carolina", pages 135-170. It is almost as if they never even existed except as names listed in some roster of personnel kept somewhere. This section of Lewis's work, Neptune's Militia, is very thorough in recording information concerning each and every individual whose name is listed there. Often the ethnicity, rank, "position" or function on board the frigate, place of origin are all cited in this section. All this is true of those thirteen men who signed on to serve the patriot Cause and deserted from the Spanish Regiment of Flanders.
In researching in the Moss work, Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, this blog writer did encounter a name that is cited as having been one of these thirteen men who deserted the Spanish Regiment of Flanders while the frigate South Carolina was in Havana harbor from January 12, 1782 until April 22, 1782. The individual's information is as follows:
Domino Minose - He served aboard the frigate South Carolina. A.A.5266C; V614; Moss, page 685. In Lewis's work, Neptune's Militia, page 158, he is cited as an "Italian sailor or soldier (Flanders Regt.)".
His first name is alternately spelled as Domingo. His last name is alternately spelled as Minossi, or Minosy. Moss's work, Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution does not indicate his ethnicity or place of origin. But, his two stub indents are rather unique in their citation, so some other information may well be found there.
No other members of the Spanish Regiment of Flanders submitted a claim with the state of South Carolina other than Domino Minose. But, something about their length of service on board the frigate South Carolina can be deduced. It is a proven fact that Commodore Gillon was recruiting the men from the Spanish Regiment of Flanders while the frigate South Carolina lay in Havana harbor between January 12, 1782 and her departure from Havana for the assault on New Providence on April 22, 1782. All thirteen of their names, including Domino Minose, are absent from any of the lists of captives taken by the three British men-of-war into New York City harbor on December 20, 1782. So, conceivably Domino Minose or any of the other twelve members of the Spanish Regiment of Flanders could have entered the service of the frigate South Carolina at some point in time after January 12, 1782. Their service must have expired and they left the frigate before she began to drop down the Delaware River in mid-December 1782 towards her unexpected rendezvous with the three British men-of-war on December 20, 1782. In this time frame from mid-January and mid-December 1782, as members of the crew and marines of the frigate South Carolina, they would have participated in the Spanish-American assault on New Providence in the Bahama Islands which surrendered to the combined allied forces on May 8, 1782.
At some later point, Domino Minose filed his claim with the state of South Carolina for his time, of whatever length, on board the frigate South Carolina. His entry in Moss's work, Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, page 685 bears testimony to that act. But, what is not known from this information about Domino Minose, the former Italian sailor or soldier of the Spanish Regiment of Flanders, is whether or not he had chosen to make his home here in the land that he served while on board the frigate South Carolina during the American Revolution.