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L'Actif

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Nominal Guns18NNF-1792
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Keel Laid Down1796NNF-1792
Launched1796NNF-1792
First Commissioned10.1796NNF-1792
Home PortNantes - Brittany NNF-1792
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1792
ShipyardNantes - Brittany NNF-1792
Constructor
Mathurin CrucyFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1803-1809
NNF-1792
CategoryPrivateerNNF-1792
National RateCinquième RangNNF-1792
Ship TypeBrigNNF-1792
Captured6.3.1797NNF-1792

Armament


10.1796Broadside Weight = 47 French Livre (50.7224 lbs 23.0068 kg)NNF-1792
Gun Deck2 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck12 French 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 French Pierrier

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1796 - 1797/03/06ref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1796120 NNF-1792
6.3.1797120 BG

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1796 - 1797Capitaine de Corsaire
Gatien LafontFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1768-1810
ref:692
1797Capitaine de Corsaire
Pierre GautreauFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1797-1833
ref:692
2.1797 - 6.3.1797Capitaine de Corsaire
Maurice GautreauFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1764
NNF-1792

Service History


DateEventSource
1796

Took under Captain Lafont the ships "Petrel" , "Elisabeth" , "Fox" , "Rozanna" , "Boyd"

ref:692
1797

Took under one of  Captain Gautreau the ship "Anna Francisca" or "Anna Francesca"

ref:692
2.1797

Rearmed at

Nantes
ref:692
16.2.1797Sailed from Nantes BG
27.2.1797

Took under Captain Maurice Gautreau the ship "Princess Elizabeth Packet" coming from Jamaica, in Lat. 40 Deg. 30 Min. Long. 14 Deg. 30 Min.

BG
6.3.1797Taken by
Phaeton (38) 1782-1828
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Ushant bearing E. by W. 46 leagues
BG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Admiralty-Office, March 14, 1797.

Extract of a letter from the Hon. Robert Stopford, Commander of His Majesty's Ship Phaeton, to Evan Nepean, Esq; date dat Falmouth, the 9th of March, 1797.

Have to request you will inform their Lordships, that, on the 6th instant, Ushant bearing E. by W. 46 leagues, I captured a French Privateer called L'Actif, a Ship carrying 18 guns and 120 men; she sailed from Nantes on the 16th Ult. and, on the 27th Ult. captured the Princess Elizabeth Packet coming from Jamaica, in Lat. 40 Deg. 30 Min. Long. 14 Deg. 30 Min. the only English Prize she had made during her cruize. Several privateers were fitting at Nantes at the time that the Actif sailed.



 

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