The prison ship martyrs association was founded to bring to the attention of the American public and their elected representatives, this often overlooked group of American Heroes.

These courageous men, men of all races and nationalities, heroically withstood daily pressure to betray their comrades, and accepted terrible deaths at the hands of the British military.

It is perhaps because Brittan has been our staunchest ally, through the two world wars and more recently in our war on terror, that there is reluctance on the part of some in government and the media to acknowledge the atrocities that these Martyrs suffered in the years 1776 through 1783.

Nevertheless, we in PSMA feel very strongly that their story must be told and that “the Republic hath never yet paid them the tribute of gratitude!”