Brutal

12222
Nominal Guns6N-GAZ
NationalityBatavian Republic
OperatorState Navy
Acquired1797N-GAZ
ShipyardUnknownN-GAZ
CategoryPrivateerN-GAZ
Ship TypeLugger N-GAZ
Captured12.6.1797BWAS-1714

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.6.179732 N-GAZ

Service History


DateEventSource
12.6.1797Taken by Fox (12) off the Dutch coast , off FleckeryN-GAZ
12.6.1797Taken by Nautilus (16) off the Dutch coast , off FleckeryN-GAZ


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Admiralty-Office, June 27, 1797.

Extract of a letter from Captain Gunter, of His Majesty's Sloop Nautilus, to Evan Nepean, Esq; dated at Sea, off Flackery in Norway, June 12,  1797

I Beg you will be pleased to inform my Lords  Commissioners of the Admiralty, that this morning His Majesty's Sloop Nautilus, under my command and Fox Hired Cutter, after a chace of 10 hours , captured the Brutal a Dutch Lugger Privateer, of 6 guns and 32 menand the Syren French Cutter Privateer, of Six Guns and 27 men, who were cruizing in company for the Homeward-Bound Baltic Convoy.

The catching these 2 vessels gives me much pleasure, as they have infested this coast several months, and done an infinite deal of mischief.



 

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