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Le Duc de Chartres
|Nationality||Royaume de France|
|Operator||Compagnie des Indes|
|Keel Laid Down||11.1737||NNF-1715|
|How acquired||Purpose built||NNF-1715|
|Shipyard||Lorient - Brittany||NNF-1715|
|Ship Type||East Indiaman||NNF-1715|
On the 18th Instant ( August 1747) , at 9 in the morning, his Majesty's Ship the Bellona, commanded by the Honourable Captain Barrington, gave chafe to a sail,which was then standing to the Eastward, and at 1 he discovered her to be an enemy, as she had 'then' shortened sail for him; in three Quarters of an hour afterwards "the chafe hoisted French Colours, and fired at the Bellona, which Captain Barrington not thinking himself pear enough, being but just within paint-blanfc, would not return till about 2 of the Clock when Ushant bearing East, distant 3 leagues he began to engage her closely, and continued so till half past Four, when she struck. She proved to be a French East India Ship from Lorient, called the Duc de Chartres, mounted with 30 guns, and 195 men, burthen about 700 Tons, laden "with Beef, Flower, Brandy, Wine, and Oyl, and had also on board 3 mortars, and a great number of shells. Captain Barrington has brought her into Mounts Bay.