Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish sloop 'Alacrity' (1806) (16)
ShipyardWilliam Rowe's Yard - Newcastle upon Tyne - River Tyne BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam RoweBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBrig BWAS-1793
Broken Up20.8.1822BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 10 ½"Imperial Feet30.1879 
Length of Keel77' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Draught Forward6' 8"Imperial Feet2.032 
Draught Aft11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen382 2394Tons BM 


1811Broadside Weight = 288 Imperial Pound ( 130.608 kg)W028
Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
18060Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer

26.5.1811 - 1812Lieutenant de FrégateAnge René Armand de Mackau (1788-1855)FWIKI

Service History

26.5.1811English brig captured by


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W028French Navy Ships 1816 - 1859Stephen S. RobertsWeb Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site

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Posted by christian.finidori on Friday 18th of October 2019 13:42

j'ai un document avec 6 dessins des vêtements du perou execute sur le brig de l'etat l'alacrity en 1836 a 1840 par le docteur medecin chirurgien major de l'alacrity Adolphe Riel

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