Le Mercure Volant

20474
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1744BWAS-1714
Home PortCalais - Picardy ref:692
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSnow BG
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Captured29.7.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen85French Tonneaux99.858 

Armament


1744Broadside Weight = 1 French Livre (1.0792 lbs 0.4896 kg)ref:692
Gun Deck4 French Swivel
Gun Deck10 French Canons de Fer

29.7.1744Broadside Weight = 2.25 French Livre (2.4282 lbs 1.1016 kg)BG
Gun Deck9 French Swivel
Gun Deck10 French Canons de Fer

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
174489 ref:692
29.7.174481 BG

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1744 - 29.7.1744Corsaire CaptainJoannès Lotteereref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
26.7.1744

Depart from

Dunkerque
BG
29.7.1744Taken by Hound (8) off the Dutch Coast and retook one of his prizeBG


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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