Les Huit Amis

Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony ref:692
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
Ship TypeCorvette BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen294French Tonneaux288.805 


10.5.1798Broadside Weight = 60 French Livre (64.752 lbs 29.37 kg)BG
Gun Deck20 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1798154 ref:692
10.5.1798160 BG

1 Commanding Officer

1798 - 10.5.1798Corsaire CaptainBernard Benqueyref:692

Service History


Build value : 282912 Francs

10.5.1798Taken by Endymion (44) on the Irish StationBG

Notes on Ship


Endymion, Cove of Cork, May 27th, 1798.
SIR, I beg leave to acquaint you, that His Majesty's Ship Endymion, under my command, has made the following captures since she sailed from Cork under your orders.

La Revanche, French Schooner Privateer, of Twelve Brass 6-pounders and 88 men, coppered, victualled and stored for 3 months Cruize ; out 21 days ; had taken nothing.

Le Brutus, French Lugger Privateer, of Six 6-pounders and 50 men, fitted for 2 months cruize, out 15 days, and had taken 2 Neutral Ships.

The St. Antonia, Spanish Schooner, pierced for Sixteen Guns, had Six 6-pounders only mounted, last from the Havannah, and charged with dispatches from thence and South America, for Spain ; the dispatches were thrown overboard, attached to one of the Vessel's anchors, but were recovered by the Endymion's boat.

Les Huit Amis, French Ship Privateer, of 20 6-pounders and 160 men, entirely new, built for the purpose of a Ship of War, and never before at sea; fitted, victualled, and stored, in the most complete manner, for 4 months cruize; out 20 Days, had taken nothing.

I have the Honor to be, Sec.


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