Le Jason

Nominal Guns48NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorCompagnie des Indes
PreviouslyFrench Merchant east indiaman 'Le Jason' (1739) (48)
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassJason ClassNNF-1715
Ship TypeEast Indiaman NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck128' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.5831 (136′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel109' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)35.4032 (116′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0635 (36′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5878 (15′ 0″ Imperial)

Service History

1.1745Refitted as a 24 gun East Indiaman
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre

Notes on Ship

Capture date ??BG

Admiralty-Office, March 3.(1747)

Captain Edgecumbe, of his Majesty's Ship the Salisbury, has taken and carried into Plymouth, a French East India Ship of 700 Tons, called the Jason, which he fell in with the 30th of January last, in the Latitude of 47 D. 47 M. N° -106 Leagues to the Westward of Scilly. She mounted 30 Guns, and had 180 men on board, and was bound from Lorient to Pondicherry, laded chiefly with stores and ammunition and 8 cases of silver .


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