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|Nationality||Royaume de France|
|Keel Laid Down||6.1769||NNF-1715|
|Shipyard||Brest - Brittany||NNF-1715|
|National Rate||Deuxième Rang||NNF-1715|
|Ship Type||Ship of the Line||NNF-1715|
|Sailing Rig||Ship Rigged||NNF-1715|
Admiralty Office, November 29,
On the 24th Instant his Majesty's Ship the Namur chased into the Squadron under the Command of Vice-Admiral Anson, the Mercury , formerly a French Ship of War of 58 guns, but then serving as an Hospital Ship to the French Squadron lately commanded by the Duke D'Anville : She left Chiboctou in Acadia the 23d of October, with the remains of that Squadron, consisting of 6 Sail of the Line, several Frigates, and between 30 and 40 Merchant Men. The Mercury being a good Sailor was got a head of the French Squadron, and steering directly for Brest.