ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
CHARMING BETSY
Construction
WOOD
Type
BRIG
Date
1765
Description
Brig

Tonnage : 150 tons
Owner: Alexander Auld.
Master: A lexander
Auld
1774-75: Route: London - Gibraltar.

Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser, 5/8/1774 & 14/9/1774:
For Gibraltar directly, the CHARMING BETSY, Alexander Auld commander, burthen 160 tons, guns and men answerable lying at the Union Stairs. The commander to be spoken with every morning at Sam's Coffee Howe near the Cluton-howe, at the Exchange at exchange fire, and after, at Will's Coffee House or Hubbert And Donovan for the commander.

Middlesex Journal and Evening Advertiser, 25/11/1775:
The CHARMING BETSY, Auld, was run ashore on the coast of France the 16th instant in a violent gale of wind, and went unload to repair.

Lloyds Register 1776 :
Gives original name of the vessel ARIADNE.
Master/Owner: Alex Auld
Route: London - Gibraltar

It is possible that she was sold in France with this intriguing notice: Whitehall Evening Post, 4/4/1780:
Extract from a letter from Penzance April 1 1780: "Arrived the CHARMING BETSY, a French packet from the Canaries bound to Martinique, Jean Gayetche, taken by the Minerva Privateer of Jersey, Alexander Rundell, in let. 37, long. 13 with the mail onbaord she was taken the 16th alt."

Dimensions
Gross tonnage: 150 tons.

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