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L'Aigrette

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Nominal Guns30NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1755NNF-1715
Acquired3.1756NNF-1715
First Commissioned7.1756NNF-1715
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Ship ClassBlonde Class (1755)NNF-1715
Designed by
Jean-Joseph GinouxFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
Constructor
Jean-Joseph GinouxFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1752
NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigateNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1759Capitaine de Frégate
de LonguevilleFrench
Naval Sailor
FWIKI
1779 - bef.3.1779Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Louis Bon Jean La Couldre de la Bretonnière (Vicomte de La Couldre)French
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1755-1791
FWIKI
1781 - 11.9.1781Capitaine de Frégateref:63113.10.1787 - 30.5.1789Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Louis François Emmanuel de BeaussierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1816
ref:631

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1787 - 12.10.1787Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Louis François Emmanuel de BeaussierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1816
ref:631

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1775Enseigne de Vaisseau
François Célestin de LoynesFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1780
ref:673

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1776 - 1777Volontaire de la Marine
Julien Marie Cosmao-KerjulienFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1815
FWIKI

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
2.1782 - 1782Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Charles René Louis de Bernard de MarignyFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Marine
Service 1754-1815
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
10.1.1761Seahorse vs Aigrette
1775

Campaign to Morroco .

ref:673
18.3.1779Aigrette vs Arethusa
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
30.7.1781Took the Sloop
Loyalist (14) 1779-1781
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
off Cape Henry

11.9.1781Capture of HMS Iris and HMS Richmond
11.9.1781Took the Frigate
Iris (28) 1777-1781
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
in the Chesapeake
E-WIKI
11.9.1781Took the Frigate
Richmond (32) 1757-1781
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Chesapeake

2.1782

Charged by the Count of Grasse to go to France to report on army operations , the Chevalier de Marigny left the Ardent , and took passage on the frigate L'Aigrette.

FWIKI
31.3.1788

At Port-au-Prince .

Station at Iles des Sous-le-Vent , Port-au-Prince

ref:631


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1781-1781Division Le Saige
Jacques-Aime Le Saige (Chevalier de la Villebrune)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1781
 
 

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