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|Becomes||British sloop 'Fleche' (1798) (18)|
Took 2 prizes "Union" and "Patty" for a product of 4888 Francs : owner Walshref:692
Depart fromNantes BG
Took the ship "Henry" of Liverpool : retaken with his captorBG
Admiralty Office, June 30, 1798.
Extract of a letter from Captain Halsted, of His Majety's Ship Phoenix, to Evan Nepean, Esq.
dated at Plymouth, the 5th Instant.
I have the honour of acquainting you, for their Lordships Information, that His Majesty's Ship, under my command, arrived here this morning, in company with the Caroline French Privateer, and the Henry of Liverpool, her prise. The above ships were captured by the Phoenix on the 31st Ult. in Lat. 49 Deg. 02 Min. N. Long. 15 Deg. 38 Min. W.
The Caroline is a very handsome ship, coppered, only 8 months old, and sails exceedingly fast. She is pierced for 20 guns, carrying 12 and 6-pounders , most of which were thrown overboard in chace, and 105 Men, sail been 10 days from Nantes, without making any other capture than the Henry and a Danish Ship.
The Henry is a valuable Ship, bound to Jamaica,and was captured by the above privateer, on the 3d ult on which day we also sent in an american ship, which had been taken some days before. This privateer is one of those I went in search of the 28th Ult. agreeably to intelligence I received from the Success Transport, and by vvhich ship. I had the Honour of acquainting you for their Lordships' information, by letter of that day's date.