La Naiade

Nominal Guns12ref:692
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortLe Havre - Normandy ref:692
Ship TypeCorvette ref:692
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen110French Tonneaux108.669 


1745Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck12 French Canons de Fer

29.6.1745Broadside Weight = 1.75 French Livre (1.8886 lbs 0.8568 kg)BG
Gun Deck7 French Swivel
Gun Deck10 French Canons de Fer

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
174594 ref:692
29.6.1745115 BG

1 Commanding Officer

1.5.1741 - 1742Lieutenant de Vaisseau Guy-François de Coëtnempren (Comte de Kersaint) (1703-1759)ref:1220

Service History

3.6.1745Took the Sloop Mediator (10) off the Needles

Depart from port

29.6.1745Taken by Lion (60) about 7 leagues to the Southward of the Isle of Wight and carried in PlymouthBG

Notes on Ship

Description CaptureBG

Admiralty Office , 1745 July 2

Captain Brett , in his Majesty's Ship the Lion , being on his Way from Portsmouth to Plymouth on the 29th of June, abotit Ten in the Morning, about 7 leagues to the Southward of the Isle of Wight, saw a small French Frigate directly to windward of him, attacking a Merchant Ship bound up the Channel, to which he immediately gave chace came up with and took her , and has sent her into Portsmouth ; she had 115 men , mounted ten  carriage and seven swivel guns and is the same which lately took the "Mediator Sloop". She belongs to Havre de Grace , and had been but 5 days at sea .


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Tuesday 2nd of June 2020 13:22CySir William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk) (1756-1831)
Tuesday 2nd of June 2020 10:01Pieter van der MerweSir William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk) (1756-1831)
Monday 1st of June 2020 22:42todd stevensBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Golden Phoenix' (1667)
Monday 1st of June 2020 10:06Mr.E.P.DalySir John Lindsay (1737-1788)
Sunday 31st of May 2020 20:03Don SnelgroveBritish bomb vessel 'Basilisk' (1740) (8)