L'Aigrette

11119
Nominal Guns30NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1755NNF-1715
Acquired3.1756NNF-1715
First Commissioned7.1756
ShipyardLe Havre NNF-1715
Ship ClassBlonde Class
Designed byJean-Joseph GinouxNNF-1715
ConstructorJean-Joseph Ginoux (1723-1785)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Condemned10.1789NNF-1715

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


7.1756Broadside Weight = 116 French Livre (125.1872 lbs 56.782 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.17562629 officers, 253 menNNF-1715

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1759Capitaine de Frégate de LonguevilleFWIKI1779Lieutenant de VaisseauLouis Bon Jean La Couldre de la Bretonniere (1741-1809)FWIKI1781Capitaine de Frégate de TraversayBNF21782Capitaine de FrégateJean-Baptiste Prevost de Sansac (1754-1831)FWIKI

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1776 - 1777Volontaire de la MarineJulien Marie Cosmao-Kerjulien (1761-1825)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
10.1.1761Seahorse vs Aigrette
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
30.7.1781Took the Unrated Sloop Loyalist (14) off Cape Henry
11.9.1781Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Richmond (32) in the Chesapeake


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
BNF2Batailles Navales de la France - Vol IIO TroudeDigital Book
 

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