La Danae

Nominal Guns40NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1756NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1757NNF-1715
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Constructor Jean-Joseph Ginoux (1723-1785)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Danae' (1759) (38)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck141'French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.7975 (150′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel128'French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.5821 (136′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth35' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.4005 (37′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold11'French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.5999 (11′ 9″ Imperial)


5.1757Broadside Weight = 210 French Livre (226.632 lbs 102.795 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck30 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1757350 NNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers

1759 - 27.3.1759Corsaire Captain Pierre Jean Bart (1712-1759)ref:69227.3.1759Corsaire Captain Benjamin Nicolas Bart (1743-1759)FWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

1759 - 27.3.1759Volontaire Benjamin Nicolas Bart (1743-1759)ref:631

Service History

20.3.1759Action of 20 March 1759
28.3.1759Taken by Southampton (32)
28.3.1759Taken by Melampe (36)


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