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La Jalouse

Nominal Guns18DBF
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1793DBF
How acquiredPurpose builtDBF
ShipyardHonfleur - Normandy DBF
Ship ClassBelliqueuse ClassDBF
Designed by
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1778-1805
Ship TypeSloop DBF
Sailing RigBrigDBF
British sloop 'Jalouse' (1797) (18) 1797-1807
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck102' 10"Imperial Feet31.0896 
Length of Keel85' 4"Imperial Feet25.9283 
Moulded Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold12' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen348 4794Tons BM 


13.5.1797Broadside Weight = 84 French Livre (90.6528 lbs 41.118 kg)BG
Gun Deck10 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck4 French 6-Pounder
Stern Chaser2 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1794152 MPE
13.5.1797153 BG

1 Ship Commander

1796 - 13.5.1797Lieutenant de Frégate
Pierre Edouard PlucketFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802

Service History


Took 12 ships from 176 to 1797

13.5.1797Taken by
Vestal (28) 1779-1816
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
in the North Sea

Notes on Ship


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 .


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