Le Difficile

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1793ref:692
Home PortNantes - Brittany ref:692
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1793
Captured12.2.1797BG

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen486French Tonneaux476.773 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 12.2.1797Corsaire CaptainEtienne Bertrandref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
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


DescriptionBG

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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