Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortSt Malo - Brittany BG
Ship TypeSchooner BG

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
22.10.180965 BG

1 Commanding Officer

1809 - 22.10.1809Corsaire Captain Henry Louis GavellierBG

Service History


Depart from port and capture of the portugueuse ship "Minerve"

22.10.1809Taken by Plover (18) off FalmouthBG

Notes on Ship

Description CaptureBG

His Majestfs Sloop Plover, of Falmouth, October 22, 1809.
I have the honour to inform you His Majesty's Sloop, under my command, this day at 6 P.M. captured after a sharp Chace of one hundreds miles, during which much skill was (hewn by the enemy , the new French Coppered Schooner Privateer "L'Hirondelle", of St. Malo , commanded by Henry Louis Gavellier , pierced for 16 guns , all of which he threw overboard, in the pursuit, and manned with 65 men, he had been at sea 8 days and had captured the Portuguese Ship "Minerve" . I am sorry to add, that through his temerity in firing musketry at the Plover , I was compelled to return it, which badly wounded the Captain of the Portuguese Ship .

I beg to annex in the Margin*, the names of the 2 vessels recaptured by the Plover, on the 19th Instant.
I have the Honour to be, &c.


* "Mary" of Boston , American Ship and "Ecce Homo" , Spanish Ship.


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