::::  Dutch Wars to Seven Year War Vessels - FRANCE
Code - DUF05
Description - LE REQUIN FRENCH XEBEC OF 1750 Fast Lanteen masted vessel built for service in the Mediterranean.Widely used by all countries with forces in the Mediterranean the are best known for their use by Algerian pirates. A light armament was carried 2 x 6 pdr, and 10 3 pdr’s with usually a large number of swivels. (The one British Xebec, H.M.S. Minorca carried 18 x 6 pdr and 20 swivels.)