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TARTAR (28) 6th rate Built in 1756, Rotherhithe.
Wrecked in 1797.

  • 1756 Capt. John LOCKHART (later LOCKHART ROSS), 03/1756.
    He took many privateers during his two years in command, including CERF (22); GRAND GIDEON (26); MONT OZIER (20). He was wounded during the action with the last vessel and Thomas BAILLIE, the first Lieutenant, took command.
    An extremely fast sailor which was stationed as a cruiser in the English Channel. Her first capture was in March, the ST. MARIA, a privateer new from the stocks, with 24 guns and 240 men, which was taken by a Thomas BAILLIE, who was acting as captain per order. She was purchased into the Royal Navy, commissioned as a post ship called the TARTAR's PRIZE and presented to BAILLIE as a reward for his conduct.
    The second prize was another privateer called the Mont Ozeir armed with 20 nine pounders. The crew of which, after striking their colours, took up their arms again and attempted to board the TARTAR. Thirty-six were killed and a nearly' equal number wounded. Shortly after TARTAR fell in with the DUC D’ACQUITAINE, mounting 26 guns, and in an action lasting over an hour the enemy surrendered with fifty of her crew killed and wounded. LOCKHART's crew lost 4 men killed with one wounded.
    In March 1757 he captured LA VICTOIRE (26) privateer from Le Havre, bought into the Royal Navy as TARTAR's PRIZE (28) and was armed with 4 x 9-pdrs and 24 x 6-pdrs., Thomas BAILLIE was appointed to command her and she was wrecked in the Mediterranean on 2 March 1760.
    LOCKHART returned after two months to capture LE DUC D'AIGUILLON (26).
    LA COMTESSE de GRAMONT (18) was taken in October 1757 (GRAMONT in the Royal Navy) and MELAMPE (36) on 2 November. (also bought into RN)
    In 1759 he was promoted to the CHATHAM of 50 guns.
  • 1760 Capt. John KNIGHT. With Commodore Sir Piercy BRETT's squadron in the Downs. After THUROT's small expedition escaped through the blockade on Dunkirk and his destination was unknown, BRETT was ordered to Yarmouth.
  • 1761 With Lord ANSON's squadron which escorted Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz to Harwich on 6 Sept.
  • 1764 Capt. Sir John LINDSAY.
    TARTAR sailed from Spithead on 28 March carrying William Harrison and one of his timepieces to Madeira, where they arrived 19 April, as predicted by Mr Harrison. Barbados was sighted on 13 May. When Harrison returned to England by merchant ship on 18 July his timepiece was only 15 seconds slow. (For Harrison's first voyage see DEPTFORD)
  • 1779 Capt. Alexander GRAEME or Capt. FAIRFAX
    In November with Commodore JOHNSTONE's squadron off Cape Finisterre. on the afternoon of the 11th she was sent in chase of a Spanish frigate SANTA MARGARITA (28). The Spaniards lost four killed and wounded, TARTAR had no casualties. SANTA MARGARITA was taken into the Royal Navy under the same name.
  • 1793 Capt. Thomas Francis FREMANTLE. With Vice Ad. HOOD's fleet at Toulon.
  • 1797 Capt. Hon. Charles ELPHINSTONE.
    Wrecked off San Domingo in April 1797.

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