L'Elizabeth

22805
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1805BWAS-1793
Home PortGuadeloupe - Leeward Islands BG
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793
Captured16.12.1805BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish schooner 'Elizabeth' (1805) (12)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck67' 8"Imperial Feet20.4506 
Length of Keel53' 3"Imperial Feet16.1798 
Breadth20' 8"Imperial Feet6.2992 
Depth in Hold8' 4"Imperial Feet2.54 
Burthen121Tons BM 

Armament


16.12.1805Broadside Weight = 48 French Livre (51.8016 lbs 23.496 kg)BG
Gun Deck4 French 9-Pounder Carronade
Gun Deck10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1805102 BG
16.12.180591 BG

Service History


DateEventSource
16.12.1805Taken by Kingfisher (16) in the West IndiesBG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Kingfisher, December 18. 1805. Barbadoes, bearing N. by W. dis. 13 or 14 leagues.

SIR I beg leave to inform you, that on the 16th Inst., at half-past 7 A.M. I had the good fortune to come up with and captured after a chace of 12 hours, L'Elizabeth French Privateer Schooner from Guadaioupe, armed with 10 long sixes and 4 9-pounder carronades, and sailed with a complement of 102 officers and men, 11 of which had been sent away in a prize, the Cambrian, from Cork bound to Jamaica, laden with coals, having parted from the Fisguard's Convoy on the 29th of October. L'Elizabeth has been a great annoyance to the trade in this country, and has often escaped from our cruizers by her superior sailing; is a fine vessel, well armed and equipped, and ih my opinion, admirably calculated for His Majesty's Service.


I have the Honor to be, &c.

N. D. COCHRANE



 

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