Längd: 84,0 cm, Höjd: 57,0 cm, Bredd: 26,5 cm.
18th century privateer corvette In the last quarter of the 18th century, privateers
were generally small fast merchant vessels. Carrying a large area of sail and
highly armed with small calibre guns, unlike “pirate” ships, these vessels flew
their national flag. The corvette TONNANT, a late 18th century French privateer, was
particuarly representative of this class of vessel. The fragmentary nature of the historical
information available to us does not allow us to trace a complete history of this
vessel and the fact that several sailing ships of this period bore the same name (for
example, the much more famous 80-gunner which was sunk at Abukir in 1798)
makes it difficult to be certain that any references actually refer to this ship.