Le Faisan

Nominal Guns14NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ship TypeCorvette NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
BecomesBritish sloop 'Pheasant' (1761) (14)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck102' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)33.1296 (108′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth23' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.5245 (24′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold10' 1"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.2751 (10′ 8″ Imperial)


1760Broadside Weight = 28 French Livre (30.2176 lbs 13.706 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck14 French 4-Pounder

7.4.1761Broadside Weight UnknownBG
Gun Deck16 French Canons de Fonte

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.4.1761125 BG

Service History

7.4.1761Taken by Albany (10) BG

Notes on Ship


Admiralty Office, April 10.

His Majesty's Sloop ,the Albany, of 16 carriage guns and 125 men, commanded by Captain Brograve, is arrived at Spithead with a French Frigate, called the Pheasant, commanded by M. La Coudraye, which the Albany fell in with on the 6th Instant at day-light, off Plymouth, and chased till the 7th at 10 in the morning, when Captain Brograve getting along-side of her, and firing a broadside, she hosted french colours, and then struck. She was at first of equal force with the Albany, carrying 16 carriage guns and 125 Men ; but, during the Chace, she had thrown 14 of her guns overboard. She had been 3 days from Havre de Grace, and had not taken any thing.


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 5th of May 2012 22:15

Apr 1761 Faisan taken by Albany 14 guns

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