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|Nominal Guns||Lightly Armed||ref:692|
|Nationality||Royaume de France|
|Home Port||Dunkerque - Flanders||ref:692|
Admiralty-Office, July 25, 1782.
Extract of a letter frem Vice Admiral Drake, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels in the Downs, to Mr. Stephens, dated on board the Rippon, the 22d of July, 1782.
Captain Smith, of the Scourge, acquaints me, in his letter of this Date, that, on the 14th Instant, the Cameleon being in company, he took, off the Gabbard, L'Esperance, a French Lug-sail Privateer, of 4 swivels and 21 men; but not thinking it safe to trust any of his people in her to carry her into port, she being only an open boat, he took her sail, etc out, and then sunk her.
In Salein and in the London Gazette , same ?