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Le Thorn

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Nominal Guns14NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Previously
British sloop 'Thorn' (1779) (16) 1779-1779
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Captured7.1781NNF-1774
ShipyardMistley - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
James BettsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedNNF-1774
Ship TypeCorvetteNNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Captured20.8.1782BWAS-1714
Becomes
British sloop 'Thorn' (1782) (16) 1782-1816
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel79' 3"Imperial Feet24.0877 
Breadth26' 11"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen305 3794Tons BM 

Armament


4.1780Broadside Weight = 42 French Livre (45.3264 lbs 20.559 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 French 6-Pounder

Service History


DateEventSource
20.8.1782Taken by
Arethusa (38) 1781-1814
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
after a chase of 25 hours
BG
24.8.1782

Carried in

Halifax
BG


Notes on Ship


NationalityBG

In the letter of the Captain of Arethusa : American Privateer from Boston



 

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