HMS Bonne Citoyenne (1796)
Bonne Citoyenne was the name ship of a four-vessel class of 20-gun corvettes of the French Navy. The Royal Navy captured her and commissioned her as the sloop-of-war HMS Bonne Citoyenne. Her most famous action was her capture of the French frigate Furieuse on 6 July 1809, for which her crew would earn the Naval General Service Medal. Her lines were used as the basis for the Hermes-class post ships. She was sold in 1819.
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