Privateer Ship Foudroyant - 1758

Sharing the name of a later ship that brought fame to Horatio Nelson, this privateer ship was one of the largest based in Canadian waters. (Most privateer vessels were around 100 tons or smaller.) She may have been a captured French vessel whose English owners retained her fine warlike name. Little more has been uncovered about her.

Crew: 90
Rig: Ship
Tonnage: 400
Armament: 18 guns
Homeport: Halifax
Letter of Marque Issued: November 21, 1758
Captain: James Taylor
Sources:: Nichols, G.E.E. "Notes on Nova Scotia Privateers" Collections of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. XIII (1908), p. 140.

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