La Miquelonnaise

Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortSt Malo - Brittany ref:743
ShipyardSaint-Servan - Brittany ref:743
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBG
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:743
Burthen200French Tonneaux195.8 


30.3.1813Broadside Weight = 84 French Livre (90.6528 lbs 41.118 kg)BG
Gun Deck2 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck8 French 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck8 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
30.3.1813130 BG

1 Commanding Officer

20.11.1812 - 30.3.1813Corsaire CaptainJoseph Pradère-Niquet (1774-1825)ref:743

8 Commissioned Officers

20.11.1812 - 30.3.1813Corsaire LieutenantOzoé Guilbaud (1787-?)ref:74320.11.1812 - 30.3.1813Capitaine en secondAnge Pradère-Niquetref:74320.11.1812 - 30.3.1813Corsaire LieutenantAmant Costant Sire (1795-?)ref:74320.11.1812 - 30.3.1813Corsaire LieutenantDésiré Sireref:74320.11.1812 - 30.3.1813Corsaire LieutenantSimon Gauttierref:74320.11.1812 - 30.3.1813Corsaire LieutenantBenjamin Sire (1784-?)ref:74320.11.1812 - 30.3.1813Corsaire LieutenantPierre Cyprien Pradère-Niquetref:74320.11.1812 - 30.3.1813Corsaire LieutenantGeorges Louis Dierce (1767-?)ref:743

1 Petty Officer

16.5.1814Corsair Enseigne, to return in FranceJean Pierrel (1762-?)ref:743

Service History


Depart from

30.3.1813Taken by Unicorn (32) in latitude 48 deg. 30 min. N. and longitude 6 deg. 30 min. W.BG
30.3.1813Taken by Stag (36) in latitude 48 deg. 30 min. N. and longitude 6 deg. 30 min. W.BG

Notes on Ship

Description CaptureBG

Admiralty-Office, April 6, 1813.
Copy of a Letter from Captain Salt , of His Majesty's Ship Unicorn , addressed to Rear-admiral Sir Harry Neale , and transmitted by Admiral Lord Keith to John Wilson Croker, Esq.
His Majesty's Ship-Unicorn,
Sir , March 30, 1813. I beg leave to acquaint you , that His Majesty's ship Unicorn and Stag captured this day, in latitude 48 deg. 30 min. N. and longitude 6 deg. 30 min. W. the French privateer ship Miquelonnaise , belonging to St. Maloes , pierced for twenty guns ; mounted, two long twelve-pounders, eight long six-pounders, and eight twelve-pound carronades, with a complement of 130 men, out 4 days from Quimper; had taken a small brig, the Alexander, from. London, bound to Lisbon, with a cargo of tin and iron, which vessel she sunk. The Miquelonnaise is nearly four hundred tons, only six months old, copper-fastened , and is a very superior vessel of her class, and appears to be fit for His Majesty's service. His Majesty's ship Phoebe hove in sight at the latter part of the chace.
I have the honour to be, &c-.
(Signed) G. B. SALT, Captain.


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Posted by AvM on Friday 14th of July 2017 20:48

From London Gazette 6 Apr 1813
seized 30 Mar 1813 by HMS unicorn and HMS Stag
lat. 48 deg 30 min M lon. 6 deg 30 min
Ship rigged ca 400t onyl 6 month old belonging to St.Malo
pierced for 20 guns
armed 2x12pdr long 8x6pdr long 8x12pdr carronades
ca 130 mne
out 4 days from Quimper
had taken a small brig Alexander from London bound to Lisbon

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