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Morning Star





Sloop

Morning Star

16

125

1781 July 16

1782 May 19

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DID NOT SERVE IN NORTH AMERICA



American privateer Congress,1 fitted at Salem, taken 1.7.1781 by Oiseau, purchased 20.8.1781, as built: ~~, 72 ft 3¼ in x 22 ft 3¼ in x 8 ft 3½ in, 19021/94 tons (bm); 100 men, 16 x [6]pdrs, sold 19.6.1782 for £1000 to Richard Davis, Rotherhithe. (Winfield)


MORNING STAR Sloop 16. American privateer 191bm, captured 14.1.1781. Sold 19.6.1782 Davis, Rotherhithe. (Colledge)


1780[81?]

Morning Star

16

George Lumsdaine (ex- US Royal Louis, Privateer)

[extract from list in ADM 1/471]


1781 Aug 20 [extract]  “On the 12th of July we saw a Ship to Windward, which the Portland and Vestal gave Chace and came up with.  She proved to be the Ship Royal Louis, and American Privateer for Salem, of Sixteen Carriage Guns, Six Pounders, and One hundred Men.” (Edwards-Stephens, The London Gazette, 16-20 Oct 1781)


ASPLs:

01 Nov 1781 Portsmouth (Lumsdaine), Dec 1781 Portsmouth, 1782 Mar (Noble for Lumsdaine), 01 June 1782 Portsmouth (Noble)


Captain’s Log

From

To

Muster Books

From

To

ADM51/595

1781 July 16

-1782 May 19

ADM36/10149*

1781 July

-1782 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master’s Log

From

To

Pay Books

From

To

ADM52/1876

1781 July 16

-1782 Apr 20

ADM34/508

1781 July 16

-1782 May 19

* cataloged as “Type: SL”


Rank

Officer’s Name

Date of Rank

Notes

M&C

Lumsdaine, George

1781 July 15


M&C

Noble, Robert

1782 Mar 21



Lieut


Lieut

Donnelly, Ross

1781 Sep 27


Lieut




1

 

There appears to be confusion as to the names given the privateers Congress and Royal Louis when they were purchased for RN service with both being commissioned at Newfoundland on 15 July 1781, viz  HMS Morning Star, Sloop, and HMS Duchess of Cumberland, Sloop.



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