HMS Epervier (1797)

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Name: HMS Epervier
Captured: 12 November 1797
Fate: Sold 7 September 1801
General characteristics
Type: Brig-sloop
Tonnage: 254 tons (Builder's Old Measurement)
Length: 94 ft (29 m)
Beam: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament: 16 guns

The first HMS Epervier, sometimes spelled HMS Epervoir, was a 16-gun brig-sloop of the Royal Navy in service from 1797 to 1801.

Epervier was operating as a French privateer when HMS Cumberland (1774) captured her off the coast of Ireland on 12 November 1797.

Epervier was sold on 7 September 1801.


  • Colledge, J.J. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of the Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy From the Fifteenth Century to the Present. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1987. ISBN 0-87021-652-X.