• Le Coureur - Privateer lugger

Le Coureur
Privateer lugger (1776-1778)

Luggers are vessels of English origin used by English contraband sailors at the end of the eighteenth century.
Rigged as coastal luggers, with a lot of sail, luggers were adopted by French privateers because of their speed especially during the Revolution and the Napoleonic years.

Le Coureur, built in Dunkirk in 1776 had a very short life as she was captured by the English on the 17th of June 1778 during a sea battle between the French frigate La Belle Poule and the English frigate Arethusa. Le Coureur, after heavy damage such that its rudder was inoperative and substantial loss of life, was forced to surrender and its captain, the Knight of Rosily was made prisoner. He was freed in 1780 and received the Cross of St.Louis, the highest military distinction, for his brilliant contribution to the success of his division.

Specifications :
Displacement : 120 tons
Lenght at waterline : 21,38 m.
Main beam : 6,90 m.
Draught : 3 m.
Armament : Eight 6 pound long guns

Model building : Medium difficulty

Scale of drawing : 1/50th,
one plan, two photographs, one notice (french).

Le Coureur - Privateer lugger

  • Product Code: monoCoureur
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 26.00€

  • Ex Tax: 24.64€