Tommy Bridewell is an English motorcycle racer in the British Superbike Championship aboard a Ducati Panigale V4 R. During the 2018 season, while competing on a Suzuki GSX-R1000R, his contract was terminated abruptly by his team during practice for the Snetterton Circuit round in June; however in July, after missing two rounds, Bridewell was able to step into the vacant Ducati Panigale seat at Moto Rapido Racing, caused by Taylor Mackenzie leaving earlier by mutual agreement. For the remainder of 2018 Bridewell returned the team's best results in the Superbike class, scoring four podium finishes, narrowly missing out on a Showdown place and achieving the Riders' Cup at the season finale. Bridewell has been retained for 2019 with the same team under a new sponsor name, his best championship standing to date came when he finished third in the British Superbike 2014 season, behind Ryuichi Kiyonari and winner Shane Byrne. He was a runner-up in the Yamaha R6 Cup of 2005. Tommy is the younger brother of Ollie Bridewell, a prominent up-and-coming motorcycle racer when he died in 2007 during the Mallory Park round of the Superbike Championship.
For the 2007 season and his older brother Ollie joined forces for the British Superbike Championship in team NB Suzuki. Ollie died after crashing during a practice session at the Mallory Park round in 2007, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Bridewell left the Championship at that round. Bridewell restarted his racing career in Italy during 2008, moving on to the European Superstock 600 class in 2009, riding the Lorenzini Yamaha. Bridewell started off with a 13th place in the first round at Valencia but would fail to score any more points finishes, left the team mid-season. After departing the European scene, Bridewell returned to the British Superbike Championship during the 2009 season, competing in the Privateers' Cup on a Team NB Suzuki, winning the Cup class in 7 of the 26 races. Following this success, he was signed by Quay Garage Honda to compete in the main British Superbike Championship for the 2010 season. Bridewell had a mixed start to the season, crashing twice in the first round at Brands Hatch Indy circuit failing to start the next round at Thruxton.
He recovered from this to score a career best fourth-place finish during the fourth round at Cadwell Park. Bridewell finished the season in 11th place on his best finish in the Championship. For 2011 Bridewell remained with the Quay Garage team, rebranded under the Tyco Racing banner, his season started with a podium in the first race at Brands Hatch Indy. However, he crashed in practice at Thruxton, leading to the amputation of his little finger, he took a fourth place in race 2 at Cadwell Park, having injured himself in practice for the second round at Oulton Park, never showed in the top 10 again. On the Wednesday before the Snetterton round and Tyco Honda parted company. Bridewell was signed up to replace James Westmoreland at Motorpoint Yamaha for the last four rounds of the 2011 championship season. Bridewell rode with Shaun Muir Racing as a temporary replacement rider for part of 2013, followed by a full season in 2014. For 2015 he joined Tyco BMW. Bridewell participated in the 2018 Suzuka 8 Hours solo motorcycle endurance race riding a Suzuki GSX-R1000R for Japanese team S-Pulse Dream Racing IAI.
With two other riders, the team finished fourth. Bridewell was drafted in to replace injured rider Eugene Laverty on the Go Eleven Ducati in May 2019 for the races at Imola, Italy, on a similar bike to his BSB machine, he finished 12th in Race 1, scoring 4 World Championship points, 11th in the sprint-distance Superpole Race, just outside of the points. Race 2 was cancelled due to heavy rain. In late May, it was confirmed Bridewell would again replace Laverty, at the Jerez, Spain event in June, when he again finished in the points from both full-length races. Rider profile from British Superbike official website
The Battle of Fort Point Peter was a successful attack in early 1815 by a British force on a smaller American force on the Georgia side of the St. Marys River near St. Marys, Georgia; the river was part of the international border between the United States and British-allied Spanish Florida. Occupying coastal Camden County allowed the British to blockade American transportation on the Intracoastal Waterway; the attack on Forts St. Tammany and Peter occurred in January 1815, after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which would end the War of 1812, but before the treaty's ratification; the attack occurred at the same time as the siege of Fort St. Philip in Louisiana and was part of the British occupation of St. Marys and Cumberland Island. Point Peter is the first landing site on the Georgia side of the St. Marys River, it is a peninsula between the North River and Point Peter Creek, which flow into the St. Marys River. James Seagrove and Jacob Weed received land grants nearby in 1787, a military post was established on Point Peter around that time.
In July 1794 Paul Hyacinth Perrault was commissioned to build a fort in St. Marys Ft. St. Tammany; the following year, costs exceeded $1,400. The War Department approved payments relating to the fort in 1797 and 1800; the garrison included a fort, a mooring for naval vessels, may have been known as Fort Gunn in 1794. United States military posted at Point Peter were responsible for enforcing tariffs and protecting the nation's southern border with Spanish Florida; the fort became involved in the Quasi-War in 1798. Between 1793 and 1805, United States military manned the fort, $16,000 dollars were spent on the Point Peter garrison. However, by 1806 the fort was at least dismantled, defenses relied instead on gunboats and a fixed battery, which might have contributed to the July 1805 St. Marys River incident involving British naval personnel and successive French and Spanish privateers. In 1809, the block house and battery that formed the new American fort were approved. In 1811, eleven of the United States Navy's 165 gunboats were stationed at St. Marys, making it the third-largest naval station in the United States prior to the War of 1812.
The gunboats were powered by lateen sails and oars, mounted heavy guns. In 1811, the commander of Fort Point Peter, Lt. Col. Thomas Adam Smith, his junior officers, Captain Abraham Massias, Captain Joseph Woodruff, Lieutenant Daniel Appling, Captain Fiedler Ridgeway, Lieutenant Elias Stallings, received orders to assist an American takeover of Spanish Florida if a rebellion or invasion took place. However, few officers became involved in the Patriot War of East Florida over the next few years. President Madison and Secretary of State Monroe never gave direct orders to the Point Peter garrison to act in that conflict, unlike the orders in the War of 1812. In the fall of 1812, the Camden County Battalion was raised at Point Peter, it served in the 1st Brigade of General John Floyd's army division, which participated in the Creek Wars. On January 10, 1815, British forces under the command of Admiral Sir George Cockburn landed on Cumberland Island off the Georgia coast; the British force consisted of the three Royal Marines Battalions, ships' detachments of Royal Marines from the squadron, two companies from the 2nd West India Regiment.
On January 13 a British force first bombarded Fort Peter and landed on Point Peter by the town of St. Marys; the British took the fort without suffering any casualties. The British land force headed for St. Marys. On their way, they encountered a small American force of 160 soldiers of the 43rd Infantry Regiment and the Rifle Corps under Captain Abraham A. Massias. A skirmish ensued. Massias estimated the size of the British force as 1500 men, he reported that American casualties on 13 January included 1 killed, 4 wounded, 9 missing. Although Massias believed that British suffered numerous casualties, they reported only three men killed and five wounded in the entire expedition. On the 15th January the British captured St. Marys despite Fort St. Tammany just outside the town. American reports suggest that the British looted the town's jewelry store and stole fine china and other goods from the residents. British reports are that the town's inhabitants agreed to terms under which residents gave up all public property and British troops respected all private property.
British forces captured two American gunboats and 12 merchantmen, including the East Indiaman Countess of Harcourt, which the American privateer Sabine had captured as Countess of Harcourt was on her way from London to Isle of France. Prize money for Countess of Harcourt, the bark Maria Theresa, goods from the ship Carl Gustaff, the schooner Cooler, was paid in April 1824; the British ended their occupation of Fort St. Tammany after about a week, they burned Fort Point Peter, including its blockhouses and barracks, withdrew to Cumberland Island. The officers lived at Dungeness, the former mansion of the widow of deceased Revolutionary war hero General Nathanael Greene. Most British troops were stationed at the island's south end, the British ships anchored in Cumberland sound. At the end of February 1815, Rear Admiral Cockburn received news of the Treaty of Ghent through newspapers, but refused to accept such as official proof and continued to ship refugees away from Florida and Georgia. In all, the British freed 1485 slaves.