Le Difficile

Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortNantes - Brittany ref:692
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen486French Tonneaux476.773 


1793Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck20 French Canons de Fonte

12.2.1797Broadside Weight UnknownBG
Gun Deck18 French Canons de Fonte

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1797206 ref:692
12.2.1797206 BG

1 Commanding Officer

1797 - 12.2.1797Corsaire CaptainEtienne Bertrandref:692

Service History

9.2.1797Sailed from Brest BG
12.2.1797Taken by Triton (32) in the ChannelBG
12.2.1797Taken by Phoenix (36) in the ChannelBG
12.2.1797Taken by Scourge (18) in the ChannelBG

Notes on Ship


Extract of a Letter from Admiral Sir Peter Parker, Bart. Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels at Portsmouth, to Evan Nepean, Esq;   dated February 17, 1797.
Lieutenant Sanders, of the Phoenix, who has charge of the Difficile Privateer, informs me she was captured by the Phoenix, Triton and Scourge last Sunday Night, at Half past Eleven o'Clock.  She mounts 18 guns, had 206 men on board and sailed 3 days before from Brest.

Ship type ??ref:692

Listing as corvette


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