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La Tartane

Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortDieppe - Normandy BG
Ship TypeBrigBG


17.2.1797Broadside Weight = 32 French Livre (34.5344 lbs 15.664 kg)BG
Gun Deck16 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
18.2.179760 BG

Service History

1797Taken by
Greyhound (32) 1783-1808
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Five Leagues to the Westward of Beachy-Head

Notes on Ship


Admiralty-Office, February 21, 1797.

Copy of a letter from Captain Young, Commander of His Majesty's Ship Greyhound, to Evan Nepean, Esq; dated at Spithead, February 18, 1797

SIR, I request you will inform my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that on the 18th Instant, at 7 A.M. I fell in with 5 leagues to the Westward of Beachy-Head, Le Tartane French Privateer Brig of 16 guns, 4-pounders, and 60 men, from Dieppe, on a cruize, had taken nothing. I feel myself much obliged to Captain Chesshyre, of His Majesty's Sloop Plover, on seeing the Greyhound in chace, and his being to Leeward, by being to Leeward, occasioned the capture of the Privateer much sooner than she otherwise would have been.

I have the Honor to be, ...



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