Le Chasseur

Nominal GunsUnknownBG
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortDunkerque - Flanders BWAS-1714
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
30.4.175941 BG

Service History

30.4.1759Taken by Tamar (16) BG

Notes on Ship


Admiralty Office, May 4.

Extract of a letter from Captain Hughes, Ccmmander of His Majesty's Frigate Tamer, to Mr. Clevland; dated in Plymouth Sound, May the 1th, 1759

On sunday the 30th of April, at 6 o'Clock in the morning, Portland bearing N. E. 3 leagues, I saw two sail coming round the Bill, and from their appearance supposed them to be 2 French Privateers ; I tacked and made sail after them, and in a very short time brought one of them too, which proved to be Le Chasseur Privateer from Dunkirk, of 6 carriage guns, 4 of which they had thrown over board, and 41 hands in all. I shifted the prisoners as fast as possible, and then gave chace to the other  sail, and at 7 o'Clock in the evening brought her too, and found her to be the Conquerant Privateer from Cherbourg, mounting 6 carriage and 10 swivel guns, with 29 hands in all. After having shifted the prisoners, it blowing strong easterly, I bore up for Plymouth, and got in safe to the Sound, with the two privateers, the next morning.


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