Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1756NNF-1715
First Commissioned9.1757NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1715
Ship ClassLicorne ClassNNF-1715
Designed byJean GeoffroyNNF-1715
ConstructorJean GeoffroyNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck120' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.9841 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.0688 (33′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)


9.1757Broadside Weight = 140 French Livre (151.088 lbs 68.53 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck32 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1757240 NNF-1715

1 Commissioned Officer

7.12.1760 - 26.11.1761Enseigne de Vaisseau Bernard-Marie Boudin (Seigneur de Tromelin) (1735-1815)ref:1275

Service History

13.6.1761Action of 13th June 1761
13.8.1761Bellona vs Le Courageux


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Saturday 25th of April 2020 11:17

Yep, a typo that's now been corrected

Posted by Rama on Friday 24th of April 2020 15:04

according to Roche (2005, p. 241), this is "Hermine", not "Hermione". There was an "Hermione" at the time but she was a 22-gun built for the French India Company.

Posted by regis on Wednesday 27th of April 2016 20:58

licorne class of four frigates 26 x8 and 4 x 4 as design by Jean Geoffroy :

La Licorne
Hermine ????

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