La Blonde

11117
Nominal Guns30NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1754NNF-1715
Acquired23.8.1755NNF-1715
First Commissioned3.1756NNF-1715
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Ship ClassBlonde ClassNNF-1715
Designed byJean-Joseph GinouxNNF-1715
ConstructorJean-Joseph Ginoux (1723-1785)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured28.2.1760BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Blonde' (1760) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck127'French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.2566 (135′ 4″ Imperial)
Length of Keel113'French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.7086 (120′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth32'French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.4207 (34′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16'French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen480Ton 

Armament


3.1756Broadside Weight = 108 French Livre (116.5536 lbs 52.866 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

Owners


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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.17562629 offices, 253 menNNF-1715

Service History


DateEventSource
19.3.1759Action of 19 March 1759
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
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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