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Le Rennais

Nominal Guns14ref:692
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony ref:692
Ship TypeBrig BG


22.3.1808Broadside Weight = 48 French Livre (51.8016 lbs 23.496 kg)BG
Gun Deck2 French 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck12 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
180895 ref:692
22.3.180895 BG

1 Ship Commander

1808 - 22.3.1803Capitaine de Corsaire
Jean François PereyFrench
Service 1808-1803

Service History

22.3.1808Taken by
Dryad (36) 1795-1860
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in Lat. 47" N and Long. 11" W.

Notes on Ship


Dryad, at sea, March 22th, 1808.

SIR I have great satisfaction in reporting to you the capture of the French Brig Privateer Rennais , by His Majesty's Ship under my command, in Lat. 47" N and Long. 11" W. She has ports for 18 guns, but only mounts 12 6-pounders, and 2  12-pounder caronnades . sailed from Bordeaux on the icth Instant, with a complement of 95 men, the half us which are Danes. She is a new Vessel, and was on her first cruise. coppered, sail very fast, and complete with provisions and stores for 3 months. The only capture she has made is a Portuguese Schooner bound to Cork, laden with salt.

I am, &c



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