La Cruelle

19504
Nominal Guns4NNF-1792
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Launched7.1793NNF-1792
First Commissioned8.1793
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1792
ShipyardSt Malo BWAS-1714
Ship ClassVesuve Class
Designed by Le MarchandBWAS-1714
Constructor Le MarchandBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedNNF-1792
Ship TypeGunboat
Captured1.6.1800BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish cutter 'Cruelle' (1800) (8)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1792
Length of Gundeck70' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)22.736 (74′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel60' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)19.488 (63′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth20' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.496 (21′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold7' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)2.4901 (8′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen80Tonneaux 

Armament


1800Broadside Weight = 48.5 French Livre (52.3412 lbs 23.7408 kg)NNF-1792
Gun Deck4 French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck2 Pierrier

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179384Design Complement
1.6.180043 TRN5

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1800 - 1.6.1800Enseigne de VaisseauFrancis Xavier JeardTRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
1.6.1800Taken by Mermaid (32) off Toulon


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1792Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1792 à 1799Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 11th of May 2016 05:23

1/6/1800 South of Les Hières Mermaid32 Captain Robert Dudley Oliver captured Cruelle, which was eight hours out of Toulon. Cruelle6 command of Ensigne de vaisseau Francis Xavier Jeard and crew of 43, four guns thrown overboard during the chase. Bomb vessel but had left her mortar at Toulon. She was carrying supplies for Malta when Mermaid intercepted her


Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 28th of September 2012 22:41

taken off Toulon


Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 28th of August 2012 21:22

Colledge has Cruelle as a cutter taken off Toulon by Mermaid 32 cap Oliver

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