Note: The Lugger Brilliant An Anglo-French sea-link between Polperro and Bayonne at the end of the eighteenth century

By Jean Rouffet, published November 2005


Investigation of an illustration on a plate dating from 1800 led to the discovery that the vessel Brilliant was captured from the Cornish cree who had been granted privateer status, and resumed a succesful career as part of the French navy.

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Filed under: English Channel | French Revolution
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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