La Syrène

Styrène in British references
Nominal Guns6BG
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Home PortDunkerque - Flanders ref:692
Ship TypeCutter ref:692


1797Broadside Weight = 1 French Livre (1.0792 lbs 0.4896 kg)ref:692
Gun Deck4 French Swivel
Gun Deck2 French Canons de Fonte

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179722 ref:692
12.6.179727 BG

1 Ship Commander

1797 - 12.6.1797Capitaine de Corsaire Jean Melenaerref:692

Service History

12.6.1797Taken by Nautilus (16) off the Dutch coast , off FleckeryN-GAZ
12.6.1797Taken by Fox (12) off the Dutch coast , off FleckeryN-GAZ

Notes on Ship


Admiralty-Office, June 27, 1797.

Extract of a letter from Captain Gunter, of His Majesty's Sloop Nautilus, to Evan Nepean, Esq; dated at Sea, off Flackery in Norway, June 12,  1797

I Beg you will be pleased to inform my Lords  Commissioners of the Admiralty, that this morning His Majesty's Sloop Nautilus, under my command and Fox Hired Cutter, after a chace of 10 hours , captured the Brutal a Dutch Lugger Privateer, of 6 guns and 32 menand the Syren French Cutter Privateer, of Six Guns and 27 men, who were cruizing in company for the Homeward-Bound Baltic Convoy.

The catching these 2 vessels gives me much pleasure, as they have infested this coast several months, and done an infinite deal of mischief.


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