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HMCM Corvette Rover Captured





HMCM Corvette Rover Returned to Former Owner
[15] January 1781



HMCM Corvette Rover (Chevalier de Doudon)1 was at sea in the West Indies about the middle of January 1781.2 She was the former Massachusetts Privateer Ship Cumberland, captured by the British in January 1779, taken into the Royal Navy as HM Sloop Rover, and then captured by the French in September 1780. In French service she was armed with sixteen 6-pounders and four swivel guns.3 Rover encountered the British Privateer Regulator, which captured the French corvette. Rover was subsequently again taken into the Royal Navy (in February 1781) as HM Sloop Rover, and given a battery of fourteen 4-pounders.4


Summary Table

Vessel

Tons

Guns

Broadside

Men

Killed

%

Wounded

%

Total

%

Rover

208

16

48

Regulator

Time: [unknown]
No casualties reported.



1 Troude, Batailles navales de la France, 2, 117

2 Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792, 290

3 Dermiliac, Marine of Louis XVI, 478

4 Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792, 290


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