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La Vipère

Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy BWAS-1793
Michel ReineFrench
Ship Builder
Ship TypeBrig-CorvetteBWAS-1793
British sloop 'Viper' (1794) (18) 1794-1797
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 7"Imperial Feet28.9916 
Length of Keel78' 0"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Moulded Breadth26' 1"Imperial Feet7.929 
Breadth26' 5 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen290 4194Tons BM 


23.1.1794Broadside Weight = 48 French Livre (51.8016 lbs 23.496 kg)BG
Gun Deck16 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
23.1.1794105 BG

Service History

19.1.1794Sailed from Le Havre BG
23.1.1794Taken by
Flora (36) 1780-1808
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Cape Clear

Notes on Ship


Admiralty-Office, February 10, 1794

Rear-Admiral Macbride, in his Letter to Mr. Stephens dated the 31st Ult mentions, that Sir John Borlase Warren, Captain of His Majesty's Ship Flora, being on a cruize on the coast of France, had captured, and sent to Portmouth , a French Republican Brig named La Vipère, of 16 6-pounder guns and 105 men, quite new, coppered, and only 4 days from Havre.


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