Le Bien Aimé Louis

Nominal Guns14BG
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortDunkerque - Flanders BG
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714


10.5.1745Broadside Weight = 79 French Livre (85.2568 lbs 38.6705 kg)BG
Gun Deck14 French 9-Pounder
Gun Deck16 French 2-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.5.1745145 BG

Service History

10.5.1745Taken by Fox (20) about 4 leagues off Flamborough HeadBG

Notes on Ship


Admiralty-Office, May 25.

On Wednesday the 15th Instant,Captain Beavor, in his Majesty's Ship the Fox, about 4 leagues off Flamborough Head, seeing a sail in the offing gave chace to her: She proved to be a French Privateer, which, upon seeing the Fox, tacked and stood off: between 9 and 10 the next morning, the Fox came within musket-shot of her, and the privateer, in springing her luff, in order to give the Fox her broadside, carried away all her Top-Masts on which she immediately struck.

She came out of Dunkirk 5 days before, but had taken nothing; she mounts 14 guns 9-pounders, and 16 Swivels 2-pounders, and has 145 men; she is called le Bon Ame Louis.


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