Royal George

Nominal GunsUnknownHCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
First Commissioned11.6.1756HCA26
Ship TypeShip HCA26
Sailing RigShip RiggedHCA26
Last known1757HCA26


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Burthen300Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen400Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.6.1756200 HCA26

1 Commanding Officer

11.6.1756 - 1757Captain (Privateer)Thomas ReedHCA26

Notes on Ship

Letter of MarqueHCA26


Owners: Henry Shiffner and Co. of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Bishop.

Gunner: Thomas Lawson.

Boatswain: Peter Marr.

Carpenter: Andrew Jackson.

Surgeon: John Alltree.

Cook: John Cox.

Armament: 24 carriage and 12 swivel guns.

HCA 26/5/36 Folio: 50

Records of 1756-57: bills and invoices rel refitting, arming and victualling at Gravesend, Kent are held in teh National Archives see
Newspaper cutting from Berrow's Worcester Journal Thursday, August 4th, 1757
The Royal George Privateer, commanded by Capt. Thomas Reid, is fitting out in the River with great Expedition : She mounts 22 Nine-pounders, besides Quarter-deck Guns and Swivels, and carries 200 Men.



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