Le Renard

Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortLa Rochelle - Aunis ref:692
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
BecomesBritish sloop 'Renard' (1797) (18)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen300French Tonneaux293.7 


1796Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck16 French Canons de Fonte

14.11.1797Broadside Weight = 54 French Livre (58.2768 lbs 26.433 kg)BG
Gun Deck18 French 6-Pounder


1797 - 1797/11/14H.G. Benezetref:692

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1796184 ref:692
14.11.1797189 BG

1 Commanding Officer

1796 - 14.11.1797Corsaire CaptainJean Baptiste Lauref:692

Service History

14.11.1797Taken by Cerberus (32) BG

Notes on Ship


Admiralty-Office, December 2.

Copy of a letter from Captain John Drew, Commander of His Majesty's. Ship Cerberus, to Evan Nepean, Esq dated at Cork,the 20th Ultimo.

SIR, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, I have to acquaint you, on the 12th Instant, in the Lat. 49 deg. 4.8 min. N. Long. 22 deg. 18 min. W. I captured the French Private Ship of War L'Epervier carrying 16  4-pounders, pierced for 20, and her Complement 145 men. On the 13th recaptured the Adelphi, from Quebec, bound to London, taken by the above Ship. On the 14th captured Le Renard, carrying 18  6-pounders, pierced for 20, her complement 189 men; both Privateers are copper bottomed, sail very fast, and are quite new; we likewise chased the Buonaparte, carrying 32 guns and 250 men, but carrying away all our steering sails, and main topgallant mast, it enabled her to get off, after doing her considerable damage with the bow-chace guns, and I have every reason to believe she is returned to France, from her having thrown every thing over board.


Prizes : Lord Carlisle , Argyl , Les Amis


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