Prince Frederick

28005
Nominal GunsUnknownHCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Mail
Extant1763HCA26
Home PortDover - Kent HCA26
ShipyardUnknownHCA26
CategoryMerchantHCA26
Ship TypePacket
Last known1783HCA26

 

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Posted by Rollo Gillespie on Thursday 24th of January 2019 15:33

"The Next Day I went to See the Prince Frederick; that being the Appelation they gave to the Bundle of Planks, whereon I was to Launch over to Lisbon: A Meer Cobweb Partition betwixt Time and Eternity. However in the Seamen’s phrase she was a fine Large Snow ( a brig -rigged vessel with supplementary mast carrying a trysail just abaft of the mainmast.) of 170 tons,; 10 Carriage Guns besides swivels; and 60 Stout Seamen: their Complement of Hands being lately doubled upon the apprehensions of a War with France. There are 4 of these Packetts upon the Lisbon Station: and they Generally Take Care to Leave One in the Harbour at Falm o . and another at Lisbon; to be ready against any Casual Emergencies of Government at Either Place, so that there are commonly two at Sea, and two in Harbour at the Same Time; and the Detention or Tedious pafsage of one Packett, Delays the Sailing of the Others. And .....
This ship arrived the day after the Lisbon earthquake. The captain was Henry Prole " had seen a Great Deal of the World; had served in the Last War as Lieutenant on Board the Namur, Admiral Matthews; and Told us, fired tains Cabbin The First Gun in the Unsuccefsfull Engagement off Toulon;" Ref: talcum-1755,Blogspot. Ref: "The Thursby Manuscripts." Thoresby Society Leeds

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