Le Poisson Volant

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1797BWAS-1793
Home PortNantes - Brittany ref:692
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeUnknownBWAS-1793
Captured27.6.1797BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen12French Tonneaux17.622 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1797 - 1797/06/27 Laporteref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179750 BG
27.6.179728 BG

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 27.6.1797Corsaire Captain Cloupetref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
27.6.1797Taken by Trent (36) off YarmouthBG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Admiralty-Office, July 1, 1797.

Copy of a letter from Captain Edward Bowater, Commander of His Majesty's'Ship Trent, to Evan Nepean, Esq; dated Tarmouth Roads, June 27, 1797

SIR, will please to inform my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty of my having captured this day, 10 leagues to the Eastward of Yarmouth, a French Lugger Privateer, nammed the Poisson Volant, mounting 14 carriage guns and 50 men ; the guns were thrown overboard during the chace, and 28 of the men were in. Two Prizes (a Ship and a Brig) she had taken some days before off Buckiness.The Lugger is quite new, well found, and sails fast ; left Havre de Grace 18 days since.

I have the Honor to be, &c.
EDWARD BOWATER



 

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