La Comtesse d'Ayen

Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders BWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish cutter 'Lurcher' (1760) (6)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck54' 0"Imperial Feet16.4592 
Length of Keel40' 10 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Breadth19' 4 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Depth in Hold8' 5"Imperial Feet2.5654 
Burthen81 5794Tons BM 


19.9.1760Broadside Weight = 14 French Livre (15.1088 lbs 6.8532 kg)BG
Gun Deck8 French 3-Pounder
Gun Deck8 French Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
19.9.176062 BG

Notes on Ship


Admiralty Office, September 26.

Lieutenant Anningson, Commander of the Alarm Armed Cutter, has taken and brought into the Downes, a French Privateer Cutter, called the Countess d'Ayen, of Dunkirk, carrying 8 3-pounders, and 8 swivel guns, with 62 men.


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