Armement Mixte of Jean-Baptiste du Casse

Fleet CommanderLord Jean Bernard Louis Desjeans (Baron de Pointis) (1645-1707)FWIKI
Fleet Formed7.1.1697FWIKI
Fleet Disbanded9.1697FWIKI


Fleet at Brest :

State ships Sceptre (88c), 2 of 2e rang le Fort (70c) et le Saint-Louis (66c), 4 of 3e rang l’Apollon (60c), le Furieux (62c), le Saint-Michel (60c), le Vermandois  (62c), l’Avenant, la Dieppoise, l’Éclatante, Maison-de-Ville-d’Amsterdam, le Marin, la Mutine, la Providence and 4 traversiers of Aunis 

No ship description for de Massiac , just the year 1697 in Salein


Renforcement in the Antilles Area by Squadron of Des Augiers , flibutiers and St Malo frigates

2 frigates malouines and 10 flibustiers ships ( Dictionnaire des corsaires et des pirates )

Share of the King : 2 millions

Le Sceptre (88) 7.1.16979.1697Lord Jean Bernard Louis Desjeans (Baron de Pointis) (1645-1707)Fleet disbanded
La Maison de Ville d'Amsterdam (12) 7.1.16979.1697 MosnierFleet disbanded
La Mutine (40) 7.1.16979.1697 de MassiacFleet disbanded
La Dieppoise (12) 7.1.16979.1697 FlaubertauFleet disbanded
Le Vermandois (60) 7.1.16979.1697 Fleet disbanded
Le Saint Michel (58) 7.1.16979.1697 Fleet disbanded
L'Apollon (56) 7.1.16979.1697 Fleet disbanded
Le Furieux (58) 7.1.16979.1697 Michel de La MotteFleet disbanded
Le Saint Louis (64) 7.1.16979.1697 Fleet disbanded
Le Fort (68) 7.1.16979.1697 Fleet disbanded
L'Avenant (42) 7.1.16979.1697 de MassiacFleet disbanded


From 06 to 24 mai , enter of the French in the town and sacking of her for 10 to 20 millions of Livres Tournois


Departure from Brest


Arrival at Saint Domingue


Pact on the Admiral Vessel between Flibustiers and The Fleet from Brest : part for flibustiers on the gain


End of Mars 1697 , arrival in view of Carthagene with 1200 men from Brest and 650 flibustiers from Saint Domingue


At Carthagene with 29 ships


Attack of Boca Chica: Fort San Luis



Redition of Don Sancho Jimeno and his 139 mens

The Bay of Cathargene is in posession of the French


Attack of the town of Cathargene , who rapidely surrend .

Ransom of 9 millions of Livres Tournois .


From 06 to 24 mai , entry of the French in the town and sacking of her for 10 to 20 millions of Livres Tournois

The pact said that 2 millions were for the Flibustiers , but they are paid military wages : 650 of them sacked a second time the town



On his return voyage to France, Pointis managed to avoid the English admiral John Neville detached from Cadix to pursue him .

The only ship captured was an hospital with yellow fever sicks : the desease killed 1300 English sailors, six captains, and Admiral Neville himself , only one captain in the Dutch fleet survived.



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