Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityKingdom of Italy
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1806BWAS-1793
First Commissioned2.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardVenice BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFriedland ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by Jean TupinierBWAS-1793
Constructor CocconMIdN
Ship TypeBrig-Corvette BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish sloop 'Delight' (1808) (14)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentMIdN
Length of Gundeck90' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)29.232 (95′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth26' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.4809 (27′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2765 (14′ 0″ Imperial)


3.1808Broadside Weight = 96 French Livre (103.6032 lbs 46.992 kg)WRBLOG
Upper Gun Deck16 French 12-Pounder

1 Ship Commander

1808 - 26.3.1808Unknown Angelo ThomasiWRBLOG

1 Passenger

1808 - 26.3.1808Unknown Amilcar PaolucciWRBLOG

Service History

26.3.1808Taken by Standard (64) off Cape Blanco
26.3.1808Taken by Active (38)

Notes on Ship

A letter dated 26 March 1808, written by T. HarveyWRBLOG
I have the pleasure to acquaint you of the capture of the Friedland Italian brig of war, commanded by Captain Angelo Thomasi, this evening, by the Standard and Active, after several hours' chase, close in with Cape Blanco, which she would soon have rounded, had not her topmasts fortunately gone ever the side, which enabled Captain Moubray to take possession of her; and I have given him directions to proceed to Malta with her and the prisoners. The Friedland is twelve months old, carries sixteen French twelve-pounder long guns, built at Venice, and is a very fine brig. Embarked on board her is Commodore Don Amilcar Paolucci, commanding in chief the Italian marine, and knight of the Iron Crown. I remain, &C


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