Le Jason

Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen70French Tonneaux68.53 


25.5.1760Broadside Weight UnknownBG
Gun Deck8 French Canons de Fer


1760 - 1760/05/25 Bossinot des Bellionsref:692

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
25.5.176052 BG

1 Commanding Officer

1760 - 25.5.1760Corsaire CaptainThomas J. Jacotardref:692

Service History

25.5.1760Taken by Niger (32) offBG

Notes on Ship


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.


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