Le Triton

Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortNantes - Brittany BG
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen350French Tonneaux343.629 


22.6.1797Broadside Weight = 48 French Livre (51.8016 lbs 23.496 kg)BG
Gun Deck8 French 12-Pounder


1797 Barbot Principal Managing Ownerref:692

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1797180under Captain Perretref:692
22.6.1797180 BG

2 Commanding Officers

1797Corsaire CaptainToureuve Dugonnetref:6921797 - 22.6.1797Corsaire Captain Perretref:692

Service History

22.6.1797Taken by Magnanime (44) off Cape ClearBG

Notes on Ship


Extract of a letter from Vice-Admiral Kingfmill, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships at Cork, to Evan Nepean, Esq; dated July 20, 1797.

Please to inform my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that His Majesty's Ship Magnanime arrived here last night and has brought in a fast-failing coppered Ship Privateer the Triton, of which a further account is given in the enclosed letter to me from the Hon. Captain De Courcy

Magrianime, at Sea, July 17, 1797.
SIR, Cruising 70 leagues Westward of Cape Clear, in compliance with your instructions of the 22td Ult. His Majesty's Ship the Magnanime, under my command, amidst thick and stormy weather, fell in with and captured Le Triton, a French Privateer, 19 days from Nantes, pierced for 18 guns though only mounting 8 12-pounders, and manned with 180 men. Upon her cruize she appears to have taken 1 American Schooner.

I have the Honor to be, &c. (Signed) M. DE COURCY.


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