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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.
Listing as corvette