L'Invention

19350
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Launched5.1801MHVA
First Commissioned1801BWAS-1714
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtMHVA
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1714
Designed byJean François ThibaultBWAS-1714
ConstructorJean François ThibaultBWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip MHVA
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured27.7.1801BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Merchant ship 'Invention' (1801) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentMHVA
Length of Gundeck147' 0"Imperial Feet44.8056 
Length of Keel121' 3"Imperial Feet36.8844 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Burthen486 4494Ton 
Height Between Decks4' 9"Imperial Feet1.4478 

Armament


5.1801Broadside Weight = 84 French Livre (90.6528 lbs 41.118 kg)MHVA
Gun Deck24 French 6-Pounder
Bow Chaser2 French 12-Pounder

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1801/05 - 1801/07/27Jean François ThibaultMHVA

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1801210 MHVA

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1801 - 27.7.1801Corsaire CaptainJean François Thibaultref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.1801

Taken after a chase of ten hours

MHVA
27.7.1801Taken by Arethusa (18) at 43°03' N, 11°42' W, off, Immortalite (42) at 43°03' N, 11°42' W, offMHVA


Notes on Ship


Divergence date capture MHVA

21/07/1801


Important shipMHVA

First four-masted wooden ship build



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
MHVAThe Maritime History Virtual ArchivesLars BruzeliusWeb Site
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
 

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