Tartar's Prize (24)
Origin and History
The French privateer “Marie Victoire” was captured on March 27 1757 by the Tartar (28) and incorporated into the British Royal Navy under the name of “Tartar's Prize”.
During the Seven Years' War, the frigate was under the command of:
- from March 30 1757 to March 3 1760: captain Thomas Baillie
The frigate was wrecked on March 2 1760.
Service during the War
On July 17 1757, the frigate captured the French privateer “Marquise de Châteaunois”. On October 24, she sailed for the Mediterranean.
In 1760, the frigate served in the Mediterranean. On March 2, she foundered off Sardinia.
|Length at gundeck||117 ft 3 in (35.74 m)|
|Width||28 ft 4 in (8.64 m)|
|Depth||13 ft 3 in (4.04 m)|
Blasco, Manuel, British 6th Rates, 3 Decks Wiki
Harrison, Simon, British Sixth Rate Ship 'Tartar's prize' (1757)
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N.B.: the section Service during the War is partly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.