Under orders of the “Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies”, the beautiful Corvette “Unite” was launched at Le Havre shipyard. The ship was built by Pierre-Alexandre Forfait – who was famous for his innovations in naval architecture.

During the courier mission in Algeria in 1796; “Unite”, under command of Lieutenant Le Breton, was captured by the British frigate HMS “Inconstant” and was renamed as HMS “Surprise



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