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|Keel Laid Down||7.1793||DBF|
|How acquired||Purpose built||DBF|
|Shipyard||Honfleur - Normandy||DBF|
|Ship Class||Belliqueuse Class||DBF|
|Designed by||Pierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)||DBF|
|Becomes||British sloop 'Jalouse' (1797) (18)|
Took 12 ships from 176 to 1797ref:692
Admiralty-Office, May 19, 1797.
Extract of a letter from Captain Charles White, of His Majesty's Ship Vestal, to Evan Nepean, Esq; dated Vestal, in the Humber, May 16th, 1797.
I have the honor to request you will acquaint the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty of my return this day to the Humber, from Elsineur, having brought in with me the Jalouse National Corvette, commanded by C. Plucketj which I captured at 5 A. M. on the 13th Instant, after a chace of 9 hours and running about 84 hours ; she fired her stern chaces at me (2 long French Twelves) for an hour and half before I was able to put along-side of her; but having had the good fortune to snoot away her fore-yard, and greatly injure her main-mast, she found herself under the necessity of striking after about 3 broadsides. I am happy to add that we have not a man hurt, though we have suffered considerable damage in our yards, sails and rigging, which their Lordships will see by the inclosed statement of our defects. She is pierced for 20 guns and had at the time of action 16 mounted, namely,. 12 very long French 12-pounders, and 4 6-pounders, with 153 men, 2 of whom were killed and 5 wounded. She also shifted her guns over to the vacant ports .