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|Nationality||Royaume de France|
|Home Port||St Malo - Brittany||BWAS-1714|
|How acquired||Purpose built||BWAS-1714|
Admiralty-Office, 1760 June 2.
His Majesty's Ship Niger, Capt. Bentinck, is arrrived at Plymouth with the Jason, a French Privateer of 8 Guns, and 52 Men, which he took the 25th of last month off of Ushant, in his return to Plymouth, having continued to keep company with the Diadem, a French Ship of War of 74 Guns till the 17th at One in the Afternoon, when having above six feet water in the hold, and not seeing any of His Majesty's Ships, they being separated in the night, he was obliged to shorten fail, and so soon as the enemy was out of sight, to heel the ship to stop a leak occasioned by a large shot received from the enemy under the starboard counter.