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La Vierge de Grace

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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1603
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1690BWAS-1603
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1603
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1603
National RateQuatrième RangBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Captured22.4.1690BWAS-1603
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Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Length of Keel79' 0"Imperial Feet24.0792 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen323 5594Tons BM 

Service History


DateEventSource
22.4.1690Taken by
Happy Return (44) 1654-1691
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Happy Return"
BWAS-1603

 

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Posted by regis on Sunday 8th of November 2015 11:35

Jean Leboucher, sieur de Vallesfleurs, occupe les charges de vicomte et de juge de police de Granville, ce qui ne l’empêche nullement de s’intéresser à la mer. Propriétaire et armateur de la frégate Vierge de Grâce, il n’hésite pas en effet à armer son navire en course, en 1690, sous son propre commandement. Ce capitaine corsaire trouve pourtant la mort dans un combat mémorable contre deux frégates hollandaises, en 1690

see www.cairn.info/revue-annales-de-normandie-2011-2-page-81.htm

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