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


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


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

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
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

Service History

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


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

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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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