Le Cerf Volant

Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Home PortBoulogne-sur-Mer - Picardy ref:692
Ship TypeLugger ref:692


1796Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck10 French Canons de Fonte

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1796136 ref:692

1 Commanding Officer

1796 - 1.11.1796Corsaire CaptainFrançois Julien Cardonref:692

Service History

1.11.1796Taken by Magicienne (32) off San DomingoBG

Notes on Ship


La Magicienne, off Altavella, St. Domingo, November 2, 1796.

SIR, I have the honor to inform you, that yesterday I captured Le Cerf Volant French Corvette, armé en Parlementaire, and commanded by Mons. -. , Enseigne de Vaisseau, having on board Delegates from the Southern Department of St. Domingo to the French Legislative Body, and concealed dispatches for the Directory.

General Rigaud, the Commander in Chief Aux Cayes, expedited her, and flattered himself that  she would evade the scrutiny of the British Cruizers. A midshipman  belonging to the Hindostan, who had been taken prisoner some months ago and 6 seamen were compelled to embark on board her, to cany the appearance of her being a Flag of Truce.

I have the honor to be, SIR;

Your most obedient, Humble Servant, ...


Ship ?ref:692

Privateer Lugger in Salein and state corvette in the London Gazette ??



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