La Rusée (Rusé)

Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortSaint-Jean-de-Luz - Aquitaine ref:692
Ship TypeBrig BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen80French Tonneaux78.32 


1798Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck14 French Canons de Fonte

11.12.1798Broadside Weight = 28 French Livre (30.2176 lbs 13.706 kg)TNC
Gun Deck14 French 4-Pounder


1798 - 1798/12/11 Recur Principal Managing Ownerref:692

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179834 ref:692
11.12.179860 TNC

1 Ship Commander

1798 - 11.12.1798Corsaire Captain Gratien Desparmet (1756-?)ref:692

Service History

11.12.1798Taken by Triton (32) TNC
11.12.1798Taken by San Fiorenzo (36) TNC

Notes on Ship


St. Fiorenzo, at Sea,Dec. 13, 1798.

My lord have the honor to inform your Lordship, that the St. Fiorenzo and Triton captured, on the 11th and 12th Instant, the Vessels named in the margin *, which are sent to Plymouth.

I have the Honor to be, &c. &c. &c. H. NEALE.


St. Joseph, Spanish Privateer, mounting 4 long Brass 6-pounders, complement 64 men.

La Rusee, French Brig, coppered, just off the stocks, and in every respect fit for His Majesty's Service, mounting 14 4-pounders, complement 60 men.

Recaptured, The George Brig, of London, from Bristol bound to Lisbon, loaded with coals, copper, and bottles.

Ship and captain ??ref:692

In Salein , capture 12/1798

but cruise in 1799 , error typo ??

In Salein Captain is Pierre Desparmet ?? too young his father maybe


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Alain DESPARMET on Saturday 25th of July 2020 14:51

Je confirme: Naissance Gracien 2 septembre 1755
Naissance Pierre 23 août 1785. Il était lieutenant au commerce en 1802 et second capitaine en 1803; en aucun cas il n'aurait pu commander en 1798.

Posted by regis on Friday 24th of July 2020 17:23

recherche dans : Gratien père de Pierre corsaires tous les 2
mais 2 généalogies donnent des années de naissance différentes 1785 et 1795 , d'accord qu'il ne peut pas commander sauf si né en 1785 ???

Posted by Alain DESPARMET on Friday 24th of July 2020 15:46

Le commandant était Gracien Desparmet et non Pierre qui encore trop jeune pour commander.

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