Le Triton

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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1797BWAS-1714
Home PortNantes - Brittany BG
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714
Captured22.6.1797BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen350French Tonneaux343.629 

Armament


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

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1797 Barbot Principal Managing Ownerref:692

Crew Complement


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

2 Commanding Officers


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

Service History


DateEventSource
22.6.1797Taken by Magnanime (44) off Cape ClearBG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

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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