L'Epervier

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Nominal Guns16NNF-1774
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorPrivate Owners
PreviouslyFrench brig-aviso 'L'Epervier' (1788) (6)
Purchased4.1797NNF-1774
ShipyardSt Malo NNF-1774
Ship ClassExpédition Class
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)NNF-1774
ConstructorBenjamin DuboisNNF-1774
CategoryPrivateerNNF-1774
Ship TypeBrig-Aviso
Captured12.11.1797BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish sloop 'Epervier' (1797) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1792
Length of Gundeck83' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)26.9584 (88′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel71' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)23.0608 (75′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth26' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.4448 (27′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2224 (13′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen318Tonneaux 

Armament


4.1797Broadside Weight = 40 French Livre (43.168 lbs 19.58 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck18 French 4-Pounder
Gun Deck4 French 2-Pounder

Service History


DateEventSource
12.11.1797Taken by Cerberus (32) on the Irish Station


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1792Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1792 à 1799Alain DemerliacBook
 

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