During the War of 1812, 1,607 British vessels were captured. Of this number, ninety-six were brought to nine North Carolina ports. Wilmington had the most with thirty-six, followed by Portsmouth and Beaufort. Otway Burns, captain of the SNAP DRAGON, brought in forty-two vessels and over 300 English prisoners. These ships and their cargoes were valued at more than $4 million. Blades lists each captured ship, who captured it, and the North Carolina port where it was taken.