L'Enfant de la Patrie

19267
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1797BWAS-1714
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony BG
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714
Captured16.4.1797BWAS-1714

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
16.4.1797130 BG

Service History


DateEventSource
16.4.1797Taken by Boston (32) Cape Finisterre bearing S. S. W. 18 LeaguesBG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Boston, at Sea,off Cape Finisterre, SIR, April 18, 1797.

On the 16th Instant, Cape Finisterre bearing S. S. W.  18 Leagues, His Majesty's Ship under my command, after a chace of 6 hours, captured L'Enfant de la Patrie French Privateer, belonging to Bordeaux, of 16 guns and 130 men, 8 days out of Port, and had not taken any thing . Her captain, who I understand from the prisoners, was in liquor fired his guns and musquetry and run on board the Boston ; by which rashness 5 of his men were killed, himself drowned, and 10 men wounded.

I am, SIR, &c. &c. &c.

J.N.MORRIS,



 

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