Le Brave

Nominal Guns1BG
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Ship TypeCutter BG


22.8.1796Broadside Weight = 3.5 French Livre (3.7772 lbs 1.7133 kg)BG
Gun Deck1 French 6-Pounder
Gun Deck2 French Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
22.8.179625 BG

Service History

22.8.1796Taken by Speedwell (14) off St Catherine's PointBG

Notes on Ship


Admiralty Office, August 25, 1796,

Extract of a letter from Admiral Sir Peter Parker, Bart. Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Portsmouth and Spithead, to Evan Nepean, Esq; dated on Board the Royal William, at Spithead, August 23, 1796,
Please to acquaint their Lordships, that His Majesty's Cutter Speedwell arrived at Spithead this Morning with La Brave, French Cutter Privateer, carrying one 6-pounder, 2 swivels, and  25 men, which she took yesterday morning off St. Catherines Point, The said Privateer, had been 12 hours only out of Cherbourg, had taken nothing and was captured in the attempt to board the Speedwell under cover of the night.


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