La Désirée

29988
Nominal Guns14BG
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired4.4.1805BG
Home PortGuadeloupe - Leeward Islands BG
ShipyardUnknownBG
CategoryPrivateerBG
Ship TypeSchooner BG
Captured8.4.1805BG

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.4.180571 BG

Service History


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


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

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.

JOSEPH NOURSE



Sources


IDNameAuthorType
BGThe London GazetteOfficial, Web Site
 

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