Nominal Guns12BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ship TypeSchooner


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck70' 8"Imperial Feet21.5392 
Length of Keel55' 0"Imperial Feet16.764 
Breadth20' 4"Imperial Feet6.1976 
Depth in Hold7' 9 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen120 8594Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.176430 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer

6.1764 - 14.11.1768LieutenantThomas Laugharne (c.1738-1797)BWAS-1714

Service History

1764Commissioned for the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
1768In the BahamasBWAS-1714
19.7.1768Surveyed at HalifaxBWAS-1714

The defects of the Chaleur Schooner were too many to repair here. She has been resheathed as being of red oak and rotten, she is unsafe to send to sea.

ADM 106
9.9.1768Arrived at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
11.1768Surveyed at WoolwichBWAS-1714
6.12.1768Sold at Woolwich for £100BWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

American mercantile Chaleur


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document

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Posted by RANDLE BIDDLE on Friday 16th of March 2018 16:21

In my book, which we hope to see in print before the end of 2018, I will be providing significant new information about this vessel prior to her naval service. Among the discoveries are: where she was built, by whom, first owners, where she went, how she came to be acquired by the RN, and her original name. Other surprises as well.

Thanks for the opportunity to comment.

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