Le Buonaparte

Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Ship TypeBrig BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish sloop 'Pert' (1804) (16)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 6"Imperial Feet25.6413 
Length of Keel73' 3"Imperial Feet22.2758 
Breadth23' 0"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Depth in Hold11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Burthen206Tons BM 


11.11.1804Broadside Weight = 72 French Livre (77.7024 lbs 35.244 kg)BG
Gun Deck18 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1804150 ref:692
11.11.1804150 BG

1 Commanding Officer

1804 - 11.11.1804Corsaire CaptainAugustin Paimpeny (d.1807)ref:692

Service History

21.6.1804Hippomenes vs Buonaparte
11.11.1804Taken by Cyane (18) off Marie GalanteBG

Notes on Ship

Date capture ?? and gunsref:692

In Salein : 10/1804

In British Warship in Age of Sail : 12/11/1804

18 long 8-pounders ??? maybe carronades


His Majesty's Sloop Cyane, off Antigua, SIR, 12th November 1804.

I have the honor to inform you, that, on the 11th Instant, at 3 A.M. off the Island of Marie Galante, after a short chase; and running fight of 30 minutes, I had the good fortune to come up with and capture Le Bonaparte, a very fine Privateer Brig, pierced for 22 guns, mounting 18 long French 8-pounders, and 150 men. I am happy to add that we have received no material damage in our masts or hull, and have only a few men hurt, occasioned by the explosion of a cartridge on the main deck. We found the Bonaparte in a very shattered condition, having lost her foremast, bowsprit, and topmasts in an action with 3 English Letters of Marque 3 days previous to her capture. I should not do justice to my feelings were I to omit expressing my thorough satisfaction at the steady and determined conduct of all the officers and crew of the Cyane ; and although the state of the vessel was such as not to call forth any extraordinary exertions on their part, I feel confident that whenever chance may give them an opportunity, they will do ample justice to the character which in my opinion they so justly deserve.

I have the Honor to be, &c.



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