L'Espoir

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Nominal GunsLightly Armedref:692
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1797ref:692
Home PortDunkerque - Flanders ref:692
ShipyardUnknownref:692
CategoryPrivateerref:692
Ship TypeCutter ref:692
Captured24.6.1797ref:692

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen10French Tonneaux9.79 

Armament


1797Broadside Weight = 0.5 French Livre (0.5396 lbs 0.2448 kg)ref:692
Gun Deck2 French Swivel

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1797/06/22 - 1797/06/24 Ducrocq Ownerref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.6.179716 ref:692
24.6.179715and the Captain BG

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.6.1797 - 24.6.1797Corsaire CaptainPierre François Coddevinref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
22.6.1797Sailed from Dunkerque BG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Admiralty-Office June 27, 1797.

Copy of a letter from Mr. Robert Adams, Commander of the Viper Excise Cutter, to Evan Nepean, Esq , dated Harwich , June 25, 1797.

SIR, I have the honour to inform you, that the Viper Excise Cutter under my Command, being on a Cruize yesterday, at 10 A. M. Naze Tower bearing North,, fell in with and captured L'Espoir French Privateer under the Command of Pierre Francois Codderin and 15 men. L'Espoir mounted 2 swivels, and well supplied with small arms. She had sailed from Dunkirk 2 days without any success.

I have the Honor to be, &c.

ROB. ADAMS.



 

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