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Britannia (1782 ship)

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History
Great Britain
NameBritannia
OwnerWardell[1] or Weddell or Wardall[2]
BuilderNewfoundland[1]
Launched1782[1]
CapturedJuly 1793
General characteristics
Tonnage234[1] (bm)
PropulsionSails
Sail planBrig

Britannia was launched at Newfoundland in 1782. In July 1793 she was returning to England from a whaling voyage to the South Seas Fishery when a French privateer captured her in the Channel.

She left Britain on 11 November 1791 under the command of Simpson, master. Britannia was reported "all well" on the coast of Peru on 2 July,[3] and on 30 November on the coast of Peru with 50 tons of sperm oil[4] As Britannia was returning to Britain, a French privateer captured her and took her into France in July 1793.[5]

Source: "Britannia (1782 ship)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britannia_(1782_ship).

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Further Reading

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Lloyd's Register (1793), Seq. №B382.
  2. ^ Clayton (2014), p. 76.
  3. ^ Lloyd's List №2458. Accessed 20 December 2016.
  4. ^ [1] Jones, A.G. E.; Dale Chatwin; and Rhys Richards. BSWF Database – voyages: Britannia.
  5. ^ Lloyd's List №5228. Accessed 20 December 2016.
References
  • Clayton, J.M. (2014). Ships employed in the South Sea Whale Fishery from Britain: 1775-1815: An alphabetical list of ships. Jane M. Clayton. ISBN 978-1-908616-52-4.

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