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L'Invention

19350
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Launched5.1801MHVA
First Commissioned1801BWAS-1714
Home PortBordeaux - Guyenne BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtMHVA
ShipyardBordeaux - Guyenne BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jean François ThibaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Owner
Privateer
Ship Builder
Service 1798
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Jean François ThibaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Owner
Privateer
Ship Builder
Service 1798
BWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipMHVA
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured27.7.1801BWAS-1714
Becomes
British Merchant ship 'Invention' (1801) (16) 1801-1810
British 16 Gun
Merchant Ship

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 - 1801/07/27
Jean François ThibaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Owner
Privateer
Ship Builder
Service 1798
MHVA

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1801210 MHVA

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
5.1801 - 27.7.1801Capitaine de Corsaire
Jean François ThibaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Owner
Privateer
Ship Builder
Service 1798
ref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.1801

Taken after a chase of ten hours

MHVA
27.7.1801Taken by
Arethusa (38) 1781-1814
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
at 43°03' N, 11°42' W, off
MHVA
27.7.1801Taken by
Immortalite (42) 1798-1806
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
at 43°03' N, 11°42' W, off
MHVA


Notes on Ship


Divergence date capture MHVA

21/07/1801


Important shipMHVA

First four-masted wooden ship build



 

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