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|How acquired||Purchased on the Stocks||BWAS-1793|
|Shipyard||Le Havre - Normandy||BWAS-1793|
|Becomes||British sloop 'Viper' (1794) (18)|
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.