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|Keel Laid Down||8.1793||E-WIKI|
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|Shipyard||Le Havre - Normandy||E-WIKI|
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British Sixth Rate frigate 'Surprise' (1796) (28) 1796-1802
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Admiralty-Office, May 28, 1796.
Copy of a letter from Captain Thomas Fremantle, of His Majesty's Ship Inconstant, to Evan Nepean,Esq; dated off Bastia, April 27, 1796
SIR, i have the honor of inclosing, for the information of their Lordships, the copy of a letter from me to Sir John Jervis, Knight of the Bath.
I am, &c. &c. THO. F. FREMANTLE.
lnconstant, at Sea, April 23, 1796.
SIR, I Have the honor to inform you, that on the 19th, cruizing near Tunis, 1 received an account that a French Frigate had been seen off Cape Mabera, near Bon; I therefore made sail for that place and on the evening of the 20th, perceived a ship under French Colours at anchor on the coast, which I came to, by, and directed to strike ; this was prudently compiled with: She is called L'Unite, a Corvette of 34 gun and 218 men. The crew had made an attempt to let her on fire, but by the exertions of Lieutenant Hutchinson it was soon extinguished: Had the ship been of equal Force with the Inconstant, I have every Reason to believe it would have afforded me a further proof of the spirit and steadiness of every officer and person on board the ship 1 command,
I am, &C. Sec.
THO. FRA. FREMANTLE