French corvette Corcyre (1811)

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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Corcyre.
Corcyre
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Corcyre
Namesake: Corfu
Builder: Russia
Launched: 1811
Captured: by HMS Eagle on 27 November 1811[1]
General characteristics
Propulsion: Sail
Armament: 26 long guns
Armour: Timber

The Corcyre was a 26-gun store ship of the French Navy. She was originally the Russian frigate Leghoi, captured and brought into French service.

On 27 November 1811, as she sailed escorted by Uranie and Scemplone, ferrying troops and ammunition, she was chased by HMS Eagle and captured. Her captain, lieutenant Langlade, was acquitted for the loss of his ship on 16 September 1812.

Sources and references[edit]

  1. ^ HMS Eagle, Naval database