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Nominal Guns32HLP
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortLiverpool - Lancashire HLP
Ship TypeUnknownHLP
Last known1.6.1780HLP

Service History


The Watt had thirteen men killed and seventy-five wounded in the action against the Trumbull

1.6.1780Trumbull vs Watt


HLPHistory of Liverpool PrivateersGomer Williams, Digital Book

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Posted by Patrick Hannum on Monday 31st of May 2021 13:45

Researching U.S. Revolutionary era military pension records discovered the following: "Watt" Captain Colter, wrecked on Montauk Point, Long Island, NYK, September 30, 1780. Captain and 24 crew drowned. Source: Pension record, Atchison Mellin, first filed 1818, Pennsylvania, subsequently filed New York. Mellin was serving as a crew member, after being made prisoner and serving on several other privateers. Mellin was a survivor of the grounding and wreck, made prisoner once again and ultimately released.

Posted by Angus Graham on Wednesday 14th of October 2020 05:16

Owner (prob. in consortium) George Venables, merchant of Liverpool. Cf. letter of Richard Watt to Venables, 15 July 1780, Liverpool Record Office 920/WAT/1/2/1, letter 44 (fol. 21v): "have heard nothing of your ship the Watt".

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