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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
30.8.1798

Depart from

Bordeaux - Gascony
BG
31.8.1798Taken by Phaeton (38) , 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
 

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