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Nominal GunsUnknownref:1651
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Mail
First Mentioned1759ref:1651
Home PortFalmouth - Cornwall ref:1651
ShipyardUnknownref:1651
CategoryMerchantref:1651
Ship TypePacket
Last Mentioned1761ref:1651

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
26.9.1759 - 27.4.1761Commander
Walter LutwidgeBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1759-1761
ref:1651
8.4.1761 - 21.7.1762Commander
Thomas RobinsonBritish
Merchant Sailor
Service 1761-1771
Transfered
ref:1651

Service History


DateEventSource
26.9.1759

Commissioned as a packet for New York.

ref:1651
20.3.1761

CO killed, ransomed for £600

ref:722
20.3.1761Taken by
L'Heureux Biscayen (22) 1760-1761
French 22 Gun
Privateer
ref:722

 

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Posted by B. J. Pryor on Monday 3rd of May 2021 12:00

I believe this is the ship that carried Benjamin Franklin to England in June-July, 1757, under captain Walter Lutwidge. It was almost wrecked on the English coast but saved at the last moment by Archibald Kennedy, RN, who was also a passenger.

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