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Le Chasseur

15754
Nominal Guns18BG
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1746BG
ShipyardUnknownBG
CategoryPrivateerBG
Ship TypeUnknown
Captured15.4.1746BG

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
15.4.1746140 BG

Service History


DateEventSource
15.4.1746Taken by
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
date must be researched
BG


Notes on Ship


Captureref:692

Admiralty-Office, April 16

Vice-Admiral Martin was forced to put into Plymouth on the 22d Instant, with part of his squadron, which has suffered by bad weather, and has left the remainder at sea. He has brought in with him a French Privateer of 18 guns and 140 men, called Le Chasseur, taken by the Yarmouth. The Defiance, commanded by Captain Powlett, has taken, and sent into Plymouth, a French Man of War, called the Ambuscade of 40 guns, and 365 men. The engagement was on the 21st, and lasted 2 hours, in which the Ambuscade had 26 Men killed and wounded 1 and the Defiance had only 1 man killed and 3 wounded. She is a new ship, and longer by the keel, and as broad on the deck as the Defiance.



 

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