Les Deux Amis

22803
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1804ref:692
Home PortGuadeloupe - Leeward Islands ref:692
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BG
Captured12.1804BG

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180439 ref:692

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1804Corsaire CaptainFrancis Dutriqueref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1804Taken by Kingfisher (16) off Cape San JuanBG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Grenada E.N.E. 11 leagues, His Majesty's Sloop King's Fisher. Dec. 29, 1804.

A chace of 6 hours S.W to this situation,enabled the Sloop I command to capture Les Deux Amis French Schooner Privateer , pierced for 8 guns, only 2 on board as captured, the remainder thrown overboard ;her crew 39 men, commanded by Francis Dutrique, 10 days from Guadaloupe, her first and unsuccessful cruize. I sould be doing great injustice to His Majesty's Schooner Grenada, were I not to give her  the credit, chacing the enemy to my view, and when her Commander saw that I had every chance of success, he judiciously chaced, and recaptured the Sloop Hero.

I am, &c.

R.W. CRIBB.



 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 18th of November 2016 20:46

From The Naval Chronicle, Volume 13
Taken on her 1st cruise 10 days out of Guadeloupe crew of 39 under Captain Francis Dutrique prior to 29th of Dec 1804. Pursued into the path of Kingfisher by the schooner Grenada who retook the Hero

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