L'Opale

11114
Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1756NNF-1715
Acquired5.1757NNF-1715
First Commissioned10.1757NNF-1715
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1715
Ship ClassLicorne ClassNNF-1715
Designed by Jean GeoffroyNNF-1715
Constructor Jean GeoffroyNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Wrecked7.1762NNF-1715

Dimensions


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)
Burthen540Ton 

Armament


10.1757Broadside Weight = 116 French Livre (125.1872 lbs 56.782 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

4.4.1760Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)B103
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1757240 NNF-1715

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1758 - 4.1759Capitaine de Vaisseau François PlasW040

Service History


DateEventSource
1760In the Autumn was contracted out as a corsair to the firm of David Gradis and SonsW040
27.3.1760Took the Frigate Penquin (20) off Vianna, Portugal
4.4.1760Action of 4 April 1760
7.1762Wrecked off the island of MayaguanaW040


Notes on Ship


A letter describing her lossW040
Link to a letter describing her loss

 

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