La Psyche

Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer frigate 'La Psyche' (1799) (42)
ShipyardNantes - Brittany E-WIKI
Designed by Pierre Degay (1758-1819)E-WIKI
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
National RateQuatrième RangBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Psyche' (1805) (36)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck138' 6"Imperial Feet42.0664 
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth36' 10 ⅛"Imperial Feet10.976 
Depth in Hold10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Burthen846 2294Imperial Feet0.0059 


6.1804Broadside Weight = 246 French Livre (258.3552 lbs 117.177 kg)W005
Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 French 6-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer

6.1804 - 14.2.1805Capitaine de Frégate Jacques Bergeret (1771-1857)BWAS-1793

Service History

6.1804Purchased for the French navy at ReunionBWAS-1793

Took under Captain Bergeret the ships "Pigeon" and "Thétis"

13.2.1805Action of 1805-02-13
13.2.1805Taken by San Fiorenzo (36) off the Malabar coast
14.2.1805Taken on the Malabar Coast by the San FiorenzoBWAS-1793


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