Chaser

3574
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer 'Chasseur' (1781)
Purchased1.1.1781BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony NNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured14.2.1782BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench corvette 'Le Chasseur' (1782) (18)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Length of Keel76' 9"Imperial Feet23.2029 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Burthen320Tons BM 

Armament


3.1781Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1781125 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1781 - 3.3.1781CommanderRobert Montagu ADM 6/22/407
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 5.2.1782
BWAS-1714
3.3.1781 - 14.2.1782CommanderThomas Parr ADM 6/23/201
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 13.4.1784
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1.3.1781Commissioned in the East IndiesBWAS-1714
14.2.1782Taken by La Bellone (32)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Thursday 22nd of December 2016 18:32

Actually, Le Chasseur (former Chaser) was taken by Medea, see the 'Becomes' link above.
HMS is an anacronism for this period, ships had no formal prefix unitl the mid 19C, hence threedecks doe not use them.


Posted by Ian Bates on Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:49

Chaser was recaptured by Captain Erasmus Gower in HMS Medea on 15 January 1783. Chaser was carrying dispatches from the Marquis de Bussy to Admiral Suffren.

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