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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 Class (1773)NNF-1715
Designed by
Chevalier Antoine GroignardFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1744-1798
NNF-1715
ConstructorNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigateNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured21.10.1779NNF-1715
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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 Vaisseau
Chevalier Pierre-Andre de SuffrenFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1780
FWIKI
1777 - 21.10.1779Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:673

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1777 - 3.1778Enseigne de Vaisseau, , date end ??ref:673

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
17.6.1774 - 1774Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Joseph Jules François de MartinengFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1782
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) 1777-1799
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate


 

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