L'Espion

19663
Nominal Guns18NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down12.1780NNF-1610
Launched22.6.1781NNF-1610
First Commissioned10.1781
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1610
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1610
Ship ClassCerf Class
Designed byJaques DenysNNF-1610
CategoryUnratedNNF-1610
Ship TypeCutter
Captured25.1.1782BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish cutter 'Espion' (1782) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck81' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)26.3088 (86′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel68' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)22.1067 (72′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth25' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.12 (26′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold11' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.7352 (12′ 3″ Imperial)

Armament


10.1781Broadside Weight = 54 French Livre (58.2768 lbs 26.433 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck18 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1781104 NNF-1774

Service History


DateEventSource
25.1.1782Taken by Lizard (28) off St Kitts


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1610Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1610 à 1661Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
 

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