Catalogue description Captured ship: St Clement of Nantes (master Michel le Pape). History: a French merchant...

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Details of HCA 32/100/21
Reference: HCA 32/100/21

Captured ship: St Clement of Nantes (master Michel le Pape).

History: a French merchant ship (250 tons, 45 men), bound from Cap Fran├žois, Saint Domingue to Nantes, laden with sugar, indigo and coffee; taken in fight on 27 February / 9 March 1745 by the privateer Charming Nancy (John Luce commanding) and brought into Jersey.


Court Papers:

  • [CP 1]: three examinations, commissioners' affidavit;
  • [CP 2]: allegation;
  • [CP 3] attestation as to papers, originally attached to 6 unnumbered letters in transit [now numbered SP 66-SP 71];
  • [CP 4]: letter from the commissioners about further papers and new regulations;
  • [CP 5]: abstract and translation of the first 65 ship's papers and mail in transit.

Ship's papers and mail in transit: numbered SP 1-SP 71.

[Decision: condemned as prize, 24 May 1745]

Note: Extra information from HCA 30/775/1 and HCA 30/775/4
Date: 1745
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English and French
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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