Shark

12473
Nominal GunsUnknown
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1756
Home Port 
ShipyardUnknown
CategoryPrivateer
Ship TypeUnknown
Last known1757


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Posted by Robert Boon on Sunday 5th of March 2017 15:59

Friday last came on at the Assizes at Chelmsford, before a special Jury, a Trial upon an Information against Capt. Hugh Caine, late of the Shark Privateer, Dennis Lee, his first Lieutenant, James Carroll his Surgeon, John McNeal and Maurice Connell, who, together, with several of their Countrymen, by Force and Arms seized the said Shark Privateer on the 18th February last, lying in the Hope ready for her Cruize, and compelled Capt. Harman, the Commander, to quit her, whereupon they loaded the great Guns and small Arms, cut the Cable, and brought her up the River to Long Reach, where they continued several Days under Arms, and threatened the Managers, who applied to go on Board, to send them away crying; which put them under the Necessity of procuring the Aid of his Majesty's Ships to compel Captain Caine and his Assistants to surrender; And after a Hearing of five Hours, the Facts being fully proved, all the Defendants wer found guilty.

The London Chronicle, Saturday, July 30, 1757

The Shark Privateer, of London, Capt. Harman, is taken in the Bay by a French Man of War of 60 Guns.

The London Chronicle, Tuesday, September 27, 1757

Yesterday came Advice that the Shark Privateer, which was taken some time ago in the Bay of Biscay, by the Hardie Man of War from Martinico, who fell in with Sir Edward Hawke's Fleet, is carried into Bayonne.

The London Chronicle, Tuesday, October 18, 1757

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