La Minerve -> 1803 Canonniere

Nominal Guns38NNF-1774
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Minerve' (1795) (38)
ShipyardToulon - Provence BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
BecomesFrench Privateer frigate 'La Confiance' (1809) (14)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck149' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.3952 (158′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel132' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.8736 (140′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0408 (39′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1802 (20′ 3″ Imperial)


1804Broadside Weight = 780 French Livre (841.776 lbs 381.81 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 36-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 8-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer

1806Capitaine de Frégate César Joseph Bourayne (1768-1817)TRN5

Service History

8.1803Renamed CanonniereNNF-1774
21.4.1806Tremendous vs Canonniere
30.4.1806Put in to Simon's Bay, anchored, and sent a boat ashore. She was fired upon, and immediately cut her cable and put out to sea, abandoning her boat, but herself escaping without injury.TRN5
12.9.1808Took the Post Ship Laurel (22) off Mauritius
6.1809Sold to merchant firm and renamed La ConfianceBWAS-1793


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