Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1714
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714


13.4.1797Broadside Weight UnknownBG
Gun Deck24 French Canons de Fonte


1796 Arnaud and Buisson Principal Managing Ownerref:692

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
13.4.1797220 BG

1 Commanding Officer

1796Corsaire CaptainPierre Desseref:692

Service History

2.4.1794Sailed from Bordeaux BG
13.4.1797Taken by Pearl (32) BG
13.4.1797Taken by Flora (36) BG

Notes on Ship


Admiralty-Office, April 25, 1797.

Extract of a letter from the Hon. William Waldegrave, Vice-Admiral of the Blue, to Mr. Nepean, dated on board His Majesty's Ship Flora, at Spithead, the 24th of April, 1797.
I beg that you will please to inform the Lords  Commissioners of the Admiralty that I sailed from Lisbon, with my flag on board His Majesty's Ship Flora, Captain Middleton Commander, on the 3d of this month, and arrived this day at Spithead,  in company with the Pearl Frigate. On the 12th Instant I fell in with the above Frigate, Lat. 43 deg. 48 min. North; Long. 13 deg. 11 min. West, she being then in chace of a French Privateer; we instantly joined in the chace, which compelled the enemy to haul her wind, not withstanding which, it was not until the 13th, at 3 quarters past 11 P.M. that we found ourselves close alongside of her, and even this was owing; to the Privateer's being becalmed, and our carrying the breeze up with us. On the first broadside she struck. She is called L'Incroyabie, mounts 24 guns on her main deck and had on board 220 men. She belonged to Bordeaux, and sailed from that port on the 2d Instant. She fortunately had made no capture, though reputed to be the fastest sailing vessel from France.

I am informed by Captain Ballard that he had been in chace of her from the morning of the 11th.

Same ship ??ref:692

In 1796 and 1797


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