La Mignonne

Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1765NNF-1715
First Commissioned7.1768NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Designed by Claude Saucillon (d.1785)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Mignonne' (1794) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck120'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel108'French Feet (Pied du Roi)35.1055 (115′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth32'French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.4207 (34′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.9207 (16′ 1″ Imperial)


7.1768Broadside Weight = 116 French Livre (125.1872 lbs 56.782 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.17682077 officers, 200 menNNF-1715

3 Ship Commanders

24.11.1772 - 19.6.1773Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Pierre-Andre de Suffren (1726-1788)FWIKI1774Capitaine de Frégate Joseph Bernard de Chabert-Cogolin (Marquis de Chabert et Cogolin) (1724-1805) TransferedFWIKI10.1774 - 6.1775Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Pierre-Andre de Suffren (1726-1788)FWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

1771 - 1772Lieutenant de Vaisseau Henri-César de Castellane Masjastres (Marquis de Majastre dit "Castellane-Majastre") (1733-1789)ref:631

Service History

24.11.1772Sailed from Toulon FWIKI

Arrived at Toulon

10.1774Sailed from Toulon FWIKI
6.1775Arrived at Toulon FWIKI
10.8.1794Taken by the British at Calvi


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 16th of March 2020 02:39

Razeed in 1793, converting her to a corvette

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