Nominal Guns22NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ship TypeShip NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.9.1782136 BG

Service History

1.9.1782Taken by Duc de Chartres (18) in North AmericaBG

Notes on Ship


Admiralty-Office, October 22, 1782.

Extract of a letter from Rear-Admiral Digby, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships in North America, to Mr. Stephens, dated at New Tork the 4th of September. Received the 18th Instant.

I desire you will acquaint their Lordships, that Captain Purvis, of His Majesly's Sloop Duc de Chartres, in returning from the South-Ward, fell in with a ship called the Aigle, of 22 guns and 136 men, belonging to the French King, from Cape Francois, with dispatches for their Fleet, and after a very well-managed action of about 1 hour he took her, and has brought her in here. The Duc de Chartres, notwithstanding her masts, sails, and rigging were much shattered, had the good fortune not to lose a single man but on board the Aigle the First Captain was killed, the 2 next Officers wounded, with 12 of the men killed, and 13 wounded. N. B. The Duc de Chartres had 16 guns and 125 men. 

Possibly mercantile Eagle built at Bombay in 1776


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