Nelson 1799-1801

Tonnage: 140
Rig: Brigantine
Armament: 16 guns
Homeport: Shelburne
Letter of Marque Issued: Aug. 27, 1799
Captain:Ephraim Dean
Prizes Taken: 11
Built:Originally large Spanish Schooner Casulidad, prize to
Charles Mary Wentworth, Purchased and re-rigged from schooner to brigantine in October 1799. She had an impressive reputation for speed, but had some bad luck as a privateering vessel, losing some expensive court cases.

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