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American Prizes
July 1777






Name of Vessel:

Charming Jenny [Charming Nelly]

Master of Vessel:

J. Walker

Rig of Vessel:

Snow

Date of Capture:

[15] July 1777

Place of Capture:

Off the Shetland Islands, Scotland

Captor:

Massachusetts Privateer Ship American Tartar

Home Port:


From What Port:

Memel, Prussia

To What Port:

Workington, England

Cargo:


Tonnage:


Battery:


Crew:


Owners:


Prize master:


Prize crew:


Ordered Into:


Into What Port:


Date Arrived:


Date Tried:

[Burned]

Date Sold:


Action:

No

Recaptured:

No


Comments: Massachusetts Privateer Ship American Tartar (Commander John Grimes), about 15 July 1777, captured the snow or brig Charming Jenny [Charming Nelly] (J. Walker, off the Shetland Islands, Scotland. Charming Jenny was bound from Memel, Prussia to Workington, England. Grimes now had fifty-five prisoners aboard the American Tartar. He put most of them aboard the prize Janet and released her as a cartel vessel. Janet arrived at Banff, Scotland on 8 August 1777. Charming Jenny was apparently burned.


[NDAR, IX, 562; AVCR, 67-68]


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