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Benjamin

7956
Nominal Guns26B101
NationalityPortugal
OperatorState Navy
Captured17973DECKS
Home Port B101
ShipyardUnknown3DECKS
CategorySixth RateB101
Ship TypeFrigateB101
Sailing RigShip RiggedB101
Broken Up18283DECKS

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1798Sent to the Mediterranean to assist the British under [Horation Nelson]B101
11.1798Joined the blockade of ToulonB101
1.1799Left the blockade of ToulonB101

 

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Posted by Barry J. Fox on Wednesday 10th of November 2021 00:30

Originally a French whaling vessel. Captured as a French privateer. Portuguese armament- 20-12#, 8-6#. Listed as 347 tons, but unsure as to measurement. Crew- 166. Reference- French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861 by Rif Winfield and Stephen S. Roberts. Note: It's hard to imagine such a small vessel carrying 12# guns. If true, they must have been special short guns or carronades.

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