La Légère

19323
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1799BWAS-1714
Home PortBayonne - Aquitaine BG
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchooner BG
Captured20.4.1799BG

Armament


20.4.1799Broadside Weight = 56 French Livre (60.4352 lbs 27.412 kg)BG
Gun Deck14 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
20.4.179960 BG

Service History


DateEventSource
14.4.1799

Depart from

Bayonne
BG
20.4.1799Taken by Flora (36) on the Lisbon stationBG


Notes on Ship


Description CaptureBG

The Earl of St. Vincent,
Admiral of the Blue.

MY L O R D , Flora, at Sea, April 20,
Having thought it advisable to see the Letter of  Marque I captured on the 16th Instant, to the Southward of the Burlings, this Day, Cape Roxen bearing E . S. E . 1$ or 20 Leagues, I fell in with a Schooner Privateer in the act of boarding a Brig under American Colours, which, after a chace of 14 hours, I have the satisfaction to inform your Lordship, I captured . She proves to be La Legere French Privateer of Bayonne , mounting 14 Guns, 8-Pounders, and 60 men, (4 of her guns ihe hove overboard during the chace,.) commanded by Citizen Malleux, out from Bayonne in Spain 6 days, has captured one Portuguese Brig. I have the greater satisfaction inmaking the above capture, as she is only 6 months off the stocks , is coppered, and sail very well . She intended cruising for a convoy that has sailed from England for this Country , also for the departure of the Brazil Fleet.
I have the Honor to be, &rc. &c. &c.
R. G. M I D D L E T O N ,



 

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