L'Alcmene

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Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1773NNF-1715
Acquired14.6.1774NNF-1715
First Commissioned9.1776NNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Ship ClassAlcmème ClassNNF-1715
Designed by Antoine Groignard (1727-1799)NNF-1715
Constructor Jean-Baptiste Doumet-RevestNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured21.10.1779NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Alcmene' (1779) (28)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck124'French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.2797 (132′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel114'French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.0349 (121′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth32'French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.4207 (34′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17'French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5487 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen500Ton 

Armament


9.1776Broadside Weight = 116 French Livre (125.1872 lbs 56.782 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
30.4.1776 - 26.10.1776Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Pierre-Andre de Suffren (1726-1788)FWIKI1777 - 21.10.1779Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Pierre Ruffo de Bonneval (Comte Ruffo de Bonneval) (1744-1814)ref:673

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
17.6.1774 - 1774Lieutenant de Vaisseau Joseph Jules François de Martineng (1739-1791)ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
13.4.1778Sailed from Toulon ref:673
8.1778

During the blockade of Rhode Island,  burns an English corvette and two galleys .

ref:673
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
16.8.1779

He is detached from the squadron and leaves Saint-Domingue to escort a convoy, together with the "Protecteur" and the "Fier" .

ref:673
21.10.1779

Separated from his division by a storm, partly dismasted, having had to throw his guns into the sea, he was captured on October 20 by an English ship of the Parker Squadron and taken to Barbados.

ref:673
21.10.1779Taken by Proserpine (28)

 

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