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Le Général Pérignon

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


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen160French Tonneaux157.619 


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


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

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

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

Service History


Part wage for 1 prize : 695 Francs


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


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


Return to the port


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 .

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 .

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 .


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


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 A. Morddel on Friday 17th of March 2023 08:32

Prizes taken by the Général Pérignon and brought in to Saint Malo, Granville, Tréguier and other ports (source: SHD Marine archives at Brest, carton 1P10-85):

2nd cruise, Capt. Pierre Dupont
Onesiphorus, Capt. John Tr...(illegible)
George & Francis, Capt. William Trannally
Aurora, of Clavelly, Capt. Samuel Dagenant
Express, of Belfast, Capt. Henry Russel
Kite, of Galway, Capt. George Lacy
Rover, of Jersey, Capt. William Gayley (?)
Nancy, of Glasgow, Capt. Alexander Walker
Nancy, of Irvine, Capt. John Wilson
Hebé, of Guernsey, Capt. Daniel Doré
Temple, of Bridgewater, Capt. John Follent

3rd cruise (1st and 2nd with these captains), Captains René Rosse and Dupont:
Glory, of Exeter, Capt. Charles Gates
Sutterton, of Dartmouth, Capt. John Davis
Union, Capt. George Rogers
Catherine, Capt. Samuel Davis
Friendship, of London, Capt. Thomas Featherstone
Barzilly, of London, Capt. Thomas Hand (? Hunt?)
Spring, Capt. James Cograft

4th cruise, Captains Jacques Dupuy Fromy and Jean Michel
British Hero, Capt. Robert Innerarity
City of London, Capt. Thomas La ??
Resolution, of London, Capt. William Wake

5th cruise of Captain Jacques Dupuy Fromy and Jean Michel
Patent, of London, Capt. Robert Barugh
Clothier, of Plymouth, Capt. David Edwards
Unity, Capt. Andrew Vallant
Enterprise, of London, Capt. William Burghes
Grefre Croonstadt, of Sweden, Capt. Olof Vinroth
Margueritha, English, Capt. Benjamin Vickers

5th cruise (3rd cruise under:) Capt. René Rosse:
Vengeance, of Plymouth, privateer, Capt. Samuel Elliot
Elizabeth, of Liverpool, Capt. Robert Dunlop
Sally, of Teignmouth, Capt. Elias Rundel
Montreal, of London, Capt. Daniel Hayes
Perdrix, of Bristol, Capt. Fr. Minnit
Gr??ll Castle, Capt. David Sanders (entire crew are from "Swansey")

6th cruise, Captain André Papin
Graça Divina, of Porto, Capt. Barnardino de Fuza (? Furza?)

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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