Tartar's Prize

Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship 'Marie Victoire' (1756) (26)
First Commissioned30.3.1757
ShipyardLe Havre
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck117' 3"Imperial Feet35.6661 
Length of Keel99' 5 ½"Imperial Feet30.1879 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Burthen424 6594Tons BM 


3.1757Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1757160 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer

30.3.1757 - 2.3.1760CaptainThomas Baillie (1725-1802) ADM 6/18/376ODNB

Service History

3.1757Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1757Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1107.18.5dBWAS-1714
17.7.1757Took the Privateer La Marquise de Chateaunois
24.10.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
2.3.1760Sprang a leak and foundered off SardiniaBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site

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