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Le Vimereaux

Vimereux Wimereux
Nominal Guns15BG
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortBoulogne-sur-Mer - Picardy ref:692
Ship TypeLuggerBG


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBG


1805Broadside Weight = 1 French Livre (1.0792 lbs 0.4896 kg)ref:692
Gun Deck4 French Swivel
Gun Deck14 French Canons de Fonte


1805 - 1805/01/18
Sannier Ducrocq French
Ship Owner
Service 1801-1809
Principal Managing Owner

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1805101 ref:692
18.1.180569 BG

1 Ship Commander

1805 - 18.1.1805Capitaine de Corsaire
Jean-Baptiste Pollet French
Service 1805

Service History


Took the ships "Messager" , "Equilateral" , "Lydia" , "Frienship" , "Diligente" , "Swann" , "Neptune" , "Fox" , "A. Maria" , "B. Intention" , "Ward"


Departure from St Valery en Caux , her homeport

18.1.1805Taken by
Greyhound (32) 1783-1808
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

Notes on Ship


Admiralty-Office, January 22, 1805.

Copy of a Letter from the Right Honorable Lord Keith, K. B. Admiral of tbe Blue, &c. to William Marfden, Esq; dated on board the Ardent, off Ramsgate, the 2 ist Instant.

SIR, I ransmit for their Lordships' Information, a copy of a letter from Captain Elphinstone, of His Majesty's Ship the Greyhound, to Captain Laroche, of the Melpomene, reporting the capture of another of the enemy's privateers that have lately infested the Channel; and from which their Lordships will have the satisfaction of observing, that Mr. Dalyell, acting Lieutenant of the Rattler, and Mr. Donaldson, the late acting Commander of the Folkstone, are alive, and likely to recover.

I am, &c. KEITH


Greyhound, at Sea, Jan. 19, 1805.

Cruizing in conformity to your Orders, I yesterday fell in with, and, after an 11 hours' chace, captured the French Lugger Privateer Le Vimereux, Jan B. Pollet, Captain, armed with 15 guns, and having on board a complement of 69 men. She sailed from St. Vallery en Caux (to which port she belonged) on thursday, and had taken nothing. She is a remarkable fine Vessel, about 60 Tons Burthen, nearly new, and sails so well, that had we not been greatly favoured by frequent changes of wind, I believe all our efforts in pursuit of her would have been fruitless. It was against this Lugger that the gallant, although unfortunate, attempt was made by the Boats of His Majesty's Sloop Rattler and Folkestone Lugger; and it is with great satisfaction I learnt, that the Lieutenants of the Rattler and Folkestone were still living, and, although severely wounded, that there is very great expectation of their recovery.

I remain, &c. {Signed)


Captain ??ref:692

In Salein , 1805 and 1806 ?? maybe 1804 to 1805


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