Chasseur: The Pride of Baltimore

By Fred Hopkins , published November 1978


This article traces the post 1814 fate of Baltimore clipper schooner Chasseur. Vessels of this kind were unsuited to the mainstream merchant service. Chasseur’s fate illustrates other options for both vessels and their crews. Sold in 1815 for the China trade it left the USA in May for Canton and returned in 1816 having set records from Canton to the Capes which lasted 16 years. Chasseur was then sold to Spanish navy agents and renamed Cazador. Involved in the South American wars of independence, she was in action with the Colombian Hotspur, as witnessed by James Campbell formerly of USF Constitution.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Navies

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