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5637
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer brig 'L'Orénoque' (1781) (18)
Captured1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Captured3.2.1782BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench brig 'Le Vicomte de Damas' (1782) (18)

Armament


1781Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 3-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.7.1781 - 3.2.1782CommanderWilliam Tahourdin (d.1804) ADM 6/22/398BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.2.1782Taken by the French by de Kersaint's squadron at the capture of Demerara


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
 

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