Nominal GunsLightly Armedref:692
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortDunkerque - Flanders ref:692
Ship TypeUnknownref:692
Last known1782ref:692


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen30French Tonneaux29.37 


1782Broadside Weight = 1.5 French Livre (1.6188 lbs 0.7344 kg)ref:692
Gun Deck6 Pierrier

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
178215 ref:692

1 Commanding Officer

1782Corsaire CaptainMoïse Baileyref:692

Notes on Ship


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.

Privateer ???ref:692

In Salein and in the London Gazette , same ?


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