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Prince de Neufchatel

Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited States of America
OperatorPrivate Owners
Keel Laid Down1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardNew York - New York BWAS-1793
Christian BerghAmerican
Ship Builder
Service 1763
Ship TypeSchoonerBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck110' 8"Imperial Feet33.5483 
Length of Keel93' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet28.3528 
Breadth25' 8"Imperial Feet7.6606 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen328 2294Tons BM 


1813 - 1814
Miss Charreton American
Ship Owner

2 Ship Commanders

1813 - 1814Captain (Privateer)
Jean OrdronauxFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1741
1814 - 28.12.1814Captain (Privateer)
Nicolas MellinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1814

Service History


From 1813 to 1814 , under Captain Ordronaux , took 20 prizes : Hazard , ...

28.12.1814Taken by
Leander (58) 1813-1830
British 58 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic

28.12.1814Taken by
Newcastle (50) 1813-1850
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic

28.12.1814Taken by
Acasta (40) 1797-1821
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic


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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 10th of May 2014 16:43

Extract of letter from Capt. Sir George Collier, of his Majesty's ship Leander...1815, Jan 28 - Sir, I have the pleasure to acquaint you, that with the squadron under my orders, being in quest of the American ships of war, which escaped during the late gales from the Ports of Massachusetts, I had the good fortune, yesterday, at sunset, to capture the celebrated privateer, Prince de Neufchatel, hermaphrodite - rigged, pierced for 22 guns, and having 18 mounted, six of which are long nine, and twelve pounders, and the rest twelve pounder carronades; measures 330 tons, with a crew of 130 men under the Command of Nicholas Millin., by birth a Frenchman and one of superior professional skill and enterprize. She sailed from Boston on the 21st inst. and is the completest vessel I have ever saw. The activity of the Captains of the Newcastle and Acasta cut off the chance of escape from this cruizer during a chase of ten hours, the wind blowing a hard gale...etc.. G.R, Collier , Captain.

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