La Vaillante

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Nominal Guns22BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate corvette 'La Vaillante' (1800) (20)
Acquired1801BWAS-1714
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony ref:692
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine BWAS-1793
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCorvette BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured25.6.1805BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate post ship 'Barbette' (1805) (22)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen400French Tonneaux391.6 

Armament


1801Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck22 French Canons de Fonte

1803Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck28 French Canons de Fonte

1805Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck30 French Canons de Fonte

25.6.1805Broadside Weight = 234 French Livre (252.5328 lbs 114.543 kg)BG
Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 6-Pounder

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1801 - 1802 Pierre Sorbéref:692
1805 - 1805/06/25 Pierre Sorbéref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1801120 ref:692
1803272 ref:692
1805221 ref:692
25.6.1805287 ref:720
25.6.1805240 BG

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1801 - 1803Corsaire Captain Alexandre Etienneref:6921805 - 25.6.1805Corsaire Captain Pierre Destebechauref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
1802

Disarmed by Captain Etienne

ref:692
1803

Rearmed by Captain Etienne

ref:692
5.6.1805Sailed from Bordeaux BG
15.6.1805

Took the ship "Lord Charles Spencer Packet " from Halifax

ref:720
25.6.1805Taken by Brilliant (28)
25.6.1805Taken by Loire (40) in Lat. 49 Deg. 30 Min. and Long. 16 Deg. 20 Min. after a chace of 12 hoursBG
26.6.1805

Listing at 30 guns (some of  long 18-pounders)

ref:720


Notes on Ship


Burthenref:692

In 1803 listing at 500 Tx


CaptureBG

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.

FRED. MAITLAND.



 

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