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|Nationality||Royaume de France|
|Keel Laid Down||11.1744||NNF-1715|
|How acquired||Purpose built||NNF-1715|
|Shipyard||Brest - Brittany||NNF-1715|
|Ship Class||Palme Class||NNF-1715|
|Designed by||Blaise Ollivier (d.1746)||NNF-1715|
|Sailing Rig||Ship Rigged||NNF-1715|
Fitted out of Brest, bound to some Part of the West Indies with a PacketsBG
Extract of a letter from Captain Webb, Commander of His Majesty's Ship the Surprize, dated the 26th january, 1747, in Plymouth-Sound, to Mr. Corbett.
On the 15th Instant, I, together with His Majesty's Ship Rainbow under my command, whith dispatched from Plymouth. The 22d following, early in the morning, on my entrance into the Bay of Biscay, 2 sail were discovered steering different courses; whereupon I made a signal for the Rainbow to chace the one, whilst I did the like to the other. At dusk of evening I came up wilh her, and obliged her to strike at the expence of a few shot. She proves to be a ship belonging to the French King, called Le Palme, lately fitted out of Brest, bound to some part of the West Indies with a packet. She carries 75 men, and 12 carriage guns
02/02/1748 in the Bay of Biscay .