Le Mercure

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1797ref:692
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony ref:692
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
National RateCinquième RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714
Captured31.8.1798BWAS-1714

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797132 ref:692
31.8.1798132in the letter of Captain Stopford of HMS PhaetonBG
7.9.1798140reported in Lloyd's Listref:720

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 31.8.1798Corsaire CaptainBernard Gratien Rigal (1748-?)ref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
1797

Took the ship "Endeavour" : no date in 1797 or 1798

ref:692
17.6.1798Took the Merchantman Crescent EICS
30.8.1798

Depart from

Bordeaux
BG
31.8.1798Taken by Phaeton (38) BG
31.8.1798Taken by Anson (64) BG


Notes on Ship


Armaments BG

18 guns but pierced for 20


Ship TypeBG

New vessel , copper-bottomed and fastened.



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ref:720Lloyd's List on Books, Boxes and Boats Web Site
EICSEast India Company ShipsAndrea CordaniWeb Site
 

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