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 byAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
ConstructorJean-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

Service History


DateEventSource
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
21.10.1779Taken by Proserpine (28)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
 

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