Le Rhuiter

Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony ref:692
Ship TypeBrig BG


25.7.1799Broadside Weight = 18 French Livre (19.4256 lbs 8.811 kg)BG
Gun Deck2 French 18-Pound Carronade


1799 - 1799/07/25 Roquesref:692

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
25.7.1799104 BG

2 Ship Commanders

1799Capitaine de Corsaire Duhamelref:6921799 - 25.7.1799Capitaine de Corsaire Frédérick Bablotref:692

Service History


Disarmed by Captain Duhamel


Depart from port


 Before his capture , only 1 prize the american ship "Olive Branch"

25.7.1799Taken by Flora (36) on the Lisbon stationBG

Notes on Ship

description captureBG

To the Earl of Si. Vincent,
K. B. Admiral of the Blue,
&c. &c. &c.
Flora, at Sea, the 25th July,
Lat. 43 Deg. 49 Min. N. Long 10 Deg. 47 Min. W
MY L O R D ,

Have the Honor to inform your Lordship, that , after a chace of 21 hours , I , this day had the satisfaction to capture the Rhuiter Brig Privateer of Bordeaux, a new and fast sailing vessel, commanded by Citizen Bablot mounting 12 Brass guns of different calibres and 2  18-Pound Carronades, manned with 104 Men, 22 days out , during which time he has only captured one American Ship , the "Olive Branch" from Liverpool, bound to Norfolk in Virginia , which was in Company with the privateer
 but as they stood on different courses en my chacing them, and from the length of time I was in chace, rendered it out of my power to retake her.
I have the Honor to be, &c. &c* Sec.
 R. G. M I D D L E T O N .


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