La Terpsichore

Nominal Guns28NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1757NNF-1715
First Commissioned10.1758NNF-1715
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1715
ConstructorJaques DenysNNF-1715
CategorySixth RateNNF-1715
National RateCinquième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Terpsichore' (1760) (24)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck113' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.7211 (120′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel30' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)9.9876 (32′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 5"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2675 (14′ 0″ Imperial)


10.1758Broadside Weight = 75 French Livre (80.94 lbs 36.7125 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck22 French 6-Pounder
Gun Deck6 French 3-Pounder


1759 - 1760/02/28François Thurot (1727-1760)ref:692

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1758100 NNF-1715

Service History

28.2.1760Action of February 28 1760
28.2.1760Taken by Pallas (36) off the Isle of Man
28.2.1760Taken by Brilliant (36) off the Isle of Man
28.2.1760Taken by Aeolus (32) off the Isle of Man


NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site

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