Le Filbustier

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired9.1796ref:692
Home PortSt Malo - Brittany BG
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBrig ref:692
Captured16.5.1797BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen50French Tonneaux48.95 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1796/09 - 1796 Le Même et Gaultier ref:692
1797 - 1797/05/16Bertrand Le Même ref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.9.179640for An Vref:692
16.5.179770 BG

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1796 - 1796Corsaire CaptainJ.M. Capelref:6921797 - 16.5.1797Corsaire CaptainJulien Henry François Capelref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1796

Build value : 39292 Francs

ref:692
5.5.1797

Depart from

St Malo
BG
16.5.1797Taken by Spider (12) off the LizardBG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Spider, in Stonehouse Pool, SIR, May 17, 1797.

I have the honor to inform you, that on the 16th Instant, being then 6 leagues to the Southward of the Lizard, in His Majesty's Schooner under my command, I gave chace to a Brig, which I soon perceived to be an enemy ; when after receiving the fire of her stern chaces and a smart run for 3 hours, I had the pleasure of capturing her close under the Lizard. She proves to be the Flibustier Privateer, of 14 guns (4 of which were thrown overboard in the chace) and 70 men, commanded by M. Henry Capel, 11 days from St. Malo, and had not made any capture.

I have the Honor to &c. &c. &c.

DIGBY DENT.



 

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