Le Bordelais

Nominal Guns24BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony ref:692
How acquiredPurpose builtref:692
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
National RateCinquième RangBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCorvette BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate post ship 'Bordelais' (1799) (24)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck138' 6"Imperial Feet42.0664 
Length of Keel116' 6"Imperial Feet35.3663 
Breadth31' 9"Imperial Feet9.6774 
Depth in Hold15' 1"Imperial Feet4.5771 
Burthen624 6394Tons BM 


1798Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck14 French Canons de Fonte

1799Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck22 French Canons de Fonte

1.1799Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck24 French Canons de Fer


1798 - 1799/10/11J. Balguerie ref:692

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1798218 ref:692
1799220with Captain Darrigrandref:692
1799222with Captain Moreauref:692

3 Commanding Officers

1798Corsaire CaptainJean François Thibaultref:6921799Corsaire CaptainJean Baptiste Darrigrandref:6921799 - 11.10.1799Corsaire CaptainJacques Moreauref:692

Service History

11.10.1799Taken by Phoebe (36)
11.10.1799Taken by Revolutionaire (36)


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Posted by Dave Flower on Monday 15th of July 2013 16:54

The Privateer 'Bordelais' was commanded by Captain Thomas Manby younger brother of Captain (Army) George William Manby the inventor of the shore to ship Mortar device used to rescue people from stricken vessels stranded on rocks or sandbanks close to shore. Thomas became a Rear Admiral in 1825 adn died nine years later.During his many yewars in the navy he was credited with safely escorting 4753 vessels not one of which was lost.

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