Lawrence

12506
Nominal Guns14B100
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1756B100
First Commissioned16.11.1756
Home PortHalifax B100
ShipyardUnknownB100
CategoryPrivateerB100
Ship TypeSchooner
Last known7.4.1757B100

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB100
Burthen100Tons BM 

Armament


11.1756Broadside Weight = 33 Imperial Pound ( 14.966 kg)B100
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck20 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1756100 B100

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.11.1756 - 4.1757Captain (Privateer)Joseph RousB100

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.11.1756 - 4.1757Lieutenant (Privateer)Robinson FordB100

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
16.11.1756 - 4.1757Mate (Merchant)Andrew Gardinerref:903

Service History


DateEventSource
16.11.1756Sailed on a six month cruiseB100
22.3.1757

Anchored at Bermuda

ref:903
23.3.1757

At noon, weighted anchor and made for sea.

ref:903
6.4.1757

Off Cape Negro, Nova Scotia engaged a French 'sloop-of-war' which made good it's escape after an exchange of broadsides.

ref:903
7.4.1757

Anchored at Halifax

ref:903


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B100Notes on Nova Scotian PrivateersGeorge E E NicholsBook
ref:903The log of a Halifax privateer (Lawrence of 1756)Archibald MacMechanDigital Book
 

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