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Le Cartouche

Nominal Guns8BG
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortDunkerque - Flanders BG
Ship TypeBrigBG


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen50French Tonneaux48.95 


1782Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck10 French Canons de Fonte

1783Broadside Weight = 17.5 French Livre (18.886 lbs 8.5664 kg)BG
Gun Deck8 French 4-Pounder
Gun Deck6 French Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
178246 ref:692
23.1.178345 BG

1 Ship Commander

1782 - 23.1.1783Capitaine de Corsaire
Jacques RevertFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1783

Service History

20.1.1783Sailed from DunkirkBG
23.1.1783Taken by
Brazen (12) 1781-1799
British 12 Gun
Unrated Cutter
23.1.1783Taken by
Busy (10) 1778-1792
British 10 Gun
Unrated Cutter

Notes on Ship


Admiralty Office, January 28, 1783.

Extract of a letter from Vice-Admiral Drake, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels in the Downes, to Mr. Stephens, dated on board the Rippon, January 24, 1783.

The Brazen and Busy Cutters arrived this morning , and brought in with them a Privateer Brig belonging to Dunkirk, named Le Cartouche, Jacque Rivou, Commander, mounting 8 4-pounders and 6 swivels and 45 mens . She had been 3 days from Dunkirk, and, when the Cutters fell in with her, had just taken a ship from New York, last from Portsmouth. Lieutenant Edmonstone, upon finding the master of the ship on board the Privateer, ordered the Busy Cutter to pursue her ; unfortunately she could not come up with her before she got into Calais Harbour.

Date Capture BG

In the notice for paiement

Captain ref:692

Jacques Revert 1782 to 1783  as Jacque Rivou 1783 ????


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