Le Bien Aimé Louis

20050
Nominal Guns14BG
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1745BWAS-1714
Home PortDunkerque - Flanders BG
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBG
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1714
Captured10.5.1745BWAS-1714

Armament


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


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


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

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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