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Le Général Pérignon

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Nominal Guns14ref:692
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Keel Laid Down8.1803E-WIKI
Launched2.1804E-WIKI
First Commissioned3.1804E-WIKI
Home PortSt Malo - Brittany ref:692
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany E-WIKI
CategoryPrivateerref:692
Ship TypeBrigE-WIKI
Sailing RigBrigE-WIKI
Captured21.1.1810E-WIKI
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Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen160French Tonneaux157.619 

Armament


21.1.1810Broadside Weight UnknownE-WIKI
Gun Deck14 French Canons de Fer

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1804 - 1806
Thomas des EssartsFrench
Ship Owner
ref:692
1806 - 1806/12/05
Thomas Ainé and MartinFrench
Ship Owner
ref:692
1806/12/06 - 1808/04/08
Thomas des EssartsFrench
Ship Owner
ref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180494 ref:692
180594 ref:692
180694 ref:692
1807108 ref:692
21.1.181083 E-WIKI

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1804 - 6.1804Capitaine de Corsaire, , the first cruise
François LeconteFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1797-1804
E-WIKI
9.1804 - 3.1805Capitaine de Corsaire, , the second cruise
Pierre DupontFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1795-1813
E-WIKI
3.1805 - 12.1805Capitaine de Corsaire, , the third cruise
René Noel RosseFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1795-1815
E-WIKI
1.1806 - 3.1807Capitaine de Corsaire, , the 4th and 5th cruises
Jacques Dupuy FromyFrench
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Privateer
Service 1793-1807
E-WIKI
11.1807 - 9.4.1808Capitaine de Corsaire, , the 6th cruise
André PapinFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1803-1809
ref:692
1809Capitaine de Corsaire
Pierre DesparmetFrench
Privateer
Service 1798-1809
ref:692
9.1809 - 1809Capitaine de Corsaire
André PapinFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1803-1809
E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1804

Part wage for 1 prize : 695 Francs

ref:692
1805

Part wage for 4 prizes  (Nancy ,...) : 956 Francs

ref:692
13.2.1806

Arrived at St Malo with 2 prizes : "British Hero" of 300 tons and "City of London" of 379 tons . 

E-WIKI
5.12.1806

Return to the port

ref:692
9.4.1808

She was seized in Ribadeo , Spain , before being released after a long trial . She sailed to Bayonne where she was recommissioned in September 1809 under the same name and under André Papin .

E-WIKI
5.1.1810Sailed from St Malo E-WIKI
21.1.1810Taken by
Amazon (38) 1799-1817
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
after a chase of 160 miles .
E-WIKI
16.3.1810

Sold at auction in Plymouth on 16 March 1810 . She was described as being pierced for 18 guns and having a deep waist with scantlings sufficient for her to add another deck . The auction notice of her sale referred to a chase of 36 hours at a rate of 12 knots .

E-WIKI


Notes on Ship


Captain ?ref:692

Pierre Dupont 4th cruise ( from 1806 to 05/12/1806) in Salein

and Dupont , 2th cruise from september 1805 to march 1805 ,  in wiki , source Demerliac


CaptureBG

Admiralty-Office , February 3 , 1810.

Copy of a letter from Captain Parker , of His Majesty's Ship Amazon , to Admiral Lord Gambler , and transmitted by his Lordship to John Wilson Croker , Esq .

His Majesty's Ship Amazon , at sea, My Lord , January 21 , 1810 .

Have the Honour to acquaint your Lordship that the French Privateer Brig Le General Pérignon , of 14 guns and 83 men , was this morning captured by His Majesty's Ship under my command after a run of 160 miles ; she left St-Malo on the 5th instant , since which she has captured the Unanimity Brig from Porto, and from her superior Sailing has cruized very successfully against our trade , since the commencement of the war .

I have the Honour to be, Sec.

(Signed) W. Parker



 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Alain Desparmet on Wednesday 30th of June 2021 12:46

Il s'agit du même navire que le Général Pérignon pris par l'Amazon en 1810.Après 6 campagnes entre 1804 et 1808 ce corsaire de St Malo a été saisi à Ribadeo (Galice-Espagne) en 1808 puis libéré après procès. En 1809 il est remis en service à Bayonne.

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