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King of Prussia
|Becomes||French corvette 'Roi de Prusse' (1758) (10)|
Commander: William Mackafie.
Ship: King of Prussia.
Burden: 220 tons.
Owners: Thomas Parke and Company of Liverpool, merchants.
Lieutenant: Peter Smith.
Gunner: William Brown.
Boatswain: Thomas Rimer.
Carpenter: John Chapman.
Surgeon: William Jones.
Cook: John Chernock.
Armament: 18 carriage and 20 swivel guns.
Note that the King George and King of Prussia received similar commissions.
Now fitting out for a cruise, and will be ready to sail next week against the enemy of Great Britain, the ship King of Prussia privateer, under the command of William Mackaffee. Burthen 250 tons, mounts 16 carriage guns (all nine-pounders) 20 swivels, and 154 men. All gentlemen seamen and ablebodied landmen, that are willing to imitate the brave King whose name the ship bears, in curbing the insolence of the French, and making their fortunes immediately, will meet with suitable encouragement by applying to Messrs. Thomas Parke & Stanhope Mason, Merchants, or the Commander. N.B. This ship carried a commission the last war, met with great success in taking many prizes, and is a remarkable prime sailor.
|NNF-1715||Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774||Alain Demerliac||Book|
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|ref:970||The Impact of British Privateers in the Seven Years' War||Lydia Towns||Document|