La Désirée

Nominal Guns14BG
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortGuadeloupe - Leeward Islands BG
Ship TypeSchooner BG

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.4.180571 BG

Service History

4.4.1805Sailed from Guadeloupe BG
8.4.1805Taken by Barbadoes (32) in sight of the Island of BarbadoesBG

Notes on Ship


His Majesty's Ship Barbadoes, at sea, April 8,1805.

SIR I beg leave to inform you, that His Majesty's Ship Barbadoes, under my command, this day captured, in sight of the Island of Barbadoes, La Desiree French Privateer Schooner, of 14 guns, and 71 men ; out 4 days from Guadaloupe, and had not made any capture. She had the temerity, after being decoyed within musket-shot, to return the fire of several broadsides with musketry, by which she suffered in 7 men killed and wounded.

I have the Honor to be, &c.



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