MacDONNELL, Randall, Captain R.N. 19547

£35

Description

Captain’s Certificate, signed by MacDonnell, commending the service of Thomas Day who served on board His Majesty’s Ship Surinam as Armourer from February to June 1802. 6 x 7 inches, folded, slightly worn (having been carried around as a reference). On board HMS Surinam, 20 June 1802. The 20-gun French corvette Hussard (or Hussar) was launched in 1799 and the British captured her that same year when they captured Suriname. The Royal Navy took her into service as HMS Surinam, as there was already an HMS Hussar. The Dutch captured her in 1803, naming her Suriname, but the British recaptured her in 1807 and sent her to Britain.