L'Utile

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired1799BWAS-1793
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Captured1.4.1799BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish sloop 'Utile' (1799) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck89' 6"Imperial Feet27.1441 
Length of Keel74' 0 ½"Imperial Feet22.5679 
Breadth26' 7"Imperial Feet7.9544 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen278 8894Tons BM 

Armament


1.4.1799Broadside Weight = 64 French Livre (69.0688 lbs 31.328 kg)BG
Gun Deck16 French 8-Pounder

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1798Pierre Labatref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.4.1799120 BG

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1798Corsaire CaptainThomas Langloisref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
1.4.1799Taken by Boadicea (38) in the ChannelBG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

My Lord, Boadicea at sea, April 1, 1799.

I have the honor to inform your Lordship of the capture of a Third Privateer this cruize, by the Boadicea, viz. L'Utile, a very fine brig of 16 guns, 8-pounders, 10 of which are brass, and 120 men, quite new, and 3 weeks from Bordeaux.

I have the Honor to be, &c. &c. &c.

R. G. KEATS.



 

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