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REVOLUTIONAIRE (44) Taken by Capt. E. NEAGLE in ARTOIS off Brest on 21 October 1794.
Broken up in 1822.

  • Capt. Thomas TWYSDEN, 06/1798.
    Irish station.
    On 11 October 1799, while it was blowing a heavy gale from the S. S.W., Capt. TWYSDEN gave chase to a strange sail to leeward and after 114 miles in nine and a half hours came up with and captured the privateer BORDELAIS.
    Armed with sixteen long brass 12-pounders and eight 36-pounder brass carronades she was, at 630 tons, one of the largest privateers out of France.
    With a crew of 202 men she was nineteen days out of Passages and had captured one American ship laden with tobacco and one Portuguese with provisions from Cork.
  • On the night of 4 March 1800 REVOLUTIONAIRE captured the French ship privateer COUREUR. She was armed with ten 6-pounders and four carronades and carried a crew of 158 men.
    Twenty days out of Nantes, she had captured the PRINCESS ROYAL bound for Tortola on 28 February.
    The captain and the greater part of the crew were retaken in the privateer.
    When the prize arrived in Cork on 12 March she was found to be brand new and copper-bottomed.
  • Three other privateers, LA VICTOIRE (16), LA DETERMINEE (18), and the brig LE MOUCHERON (16), captured by her brought the total up to no less than 88 guns and 813 men taken.
  • At the beginning of April REVOLUTIONAIRE lost her rudder and suffered other damage in a hurricane.
    In great distress she was lucky to fall in with DRYAD who had lost her fore-yard and the two ships assisted each other until the 13th. when they were close to Cork and would have anchored within the hour.
    Unfortunately an off-shore gale obliged them to bear away for Plymouth but on the 14th. a head wind meant that they could neither weather the Scilly Is.
    or return to Cork and they drifted up the St. Georges Channel under storm stay sails.
    On the 16th. DRYAD streamed a cable to try and tow REVOLUTIONAIRE off the Waterford rocks towards which she was drifting.
    When the cable parted nearly killing eleven seamen DRYAD had to bear away supposing the other to be wrecked but a fortunate change of wind enabled REVOLUTIONAIRE to haul off shore and the two ships arrived at Milford Haven on the 19th.
    Capt. TWYSDEN died on 4 October 1801.
  • 1803 Capt. Walter LOCK.
    Plymouth for Jamaica.
    On 16 October she captured the small French sloop SOPHIA.
    The French schooners CERES with 76 men and MARIAN in ballast were taken on 1 December and the American brig TARTAR was recaptured on 3 December.
  • 1805 Capt. HOTHAM, Channel.
  • 1807 Capt. FIELDING, Channel.

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