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|Previously||French Sixth Rate corvette 'La Vaillante' (1800) (20)|
|Home Port||Bordeaux - Gascony||ref:692|
|Shipyard||Bayonne - Aquitaine||BWAS-1793|
|Sailing Rig||Ship Rigged||BWAS-1714|
|Becomes||British Sixth Rate post ship 'Barbette' (1805) (22)|
Disarmed by Captain Etienneref:692
Rearmed by Captain Etienneref:692
Took the ship "Lord Charles Spencer Packet " from Halifaxref:720
Listing at 30 guns (some of long 18-pounders)ref:720
In 1803 listing at 500 Tx
His Majesty Ship Loire, at Sea, June 25, 1805.
Sir have much pleasure in announcing to you the capture of the Valiant of Bordeaux, a Frigate Privateer, carrying 30 guns and 240 men, by His Majesty's Ship under my command, in Lat. 49 Deg. 30 Min. and Long. 16 Deg. 20 Min. after a very hard chace of 12 hours; when nearly within gun-shot, the Melampus and Brilliant hove in sight on the weather-bow, which obliged her to bear-up, and threw her into our hands about 2 hours sooner than she otherwise would have been. She is reckoned one of the most complete ships ever fitted out at Bordeaux, and is perfectly calculated to be taken into His Majesty's Service; sails incomparably fast, carries 24 18-pounders on her main-deck, and 6 6-pounders (which she threw overboard in the chace,) on her quarter-deck. The Valiant had been 20 days from Bordeaux, was victualled and stored for 4 month's cruize; the only capture she has made is the Lord Charles Spencer Halifax Packet.
I have the Honor to be, &c.