Nominal Guns40ref:62
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
ShipyardBrest - Brittany ref:62
Ship ClassVirginie Classref:62
Designed byJean Marguerite Tupinier (1779-1850)ref:62
CategoryFifth Rateref:62
National RateTroisième Rangref:62
Ship TypeFrigate ref:62
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:62
BecomesSpanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Cornelia' (1808) (40)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:62
Length of Gundeck168'Burgos Feet46.8075 (153′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel157'Burgos Feet43.7431 (143′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth42' 7"Burgos Feet11.7825 (38′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold22' 2"Burgos Feet6.1524 (20′ 2″ Imperial)
Draught Aft22' 8"Burgos Feet6.2221 (20′ 4″ Imperial)
Burthen642Tons BM 


1797Broadside Weight = 372 French Livre (401.4624 lbs 182.094 kg) 
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck8 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer

1805 - 1806Capitaine de FrégateAndré Jules François de Martinenq de la Farge (1776-1860)TRN5

Service History

9.4.1799Action of 1799-04-09
4.8.1803Took the Schooner Redbridge (14) off Toulon
21.1.1805Chased the Seahorse (38) while she was standing towards Pulla BayTRN5
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar


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