La Terpsichore

Nominal Guns30NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1762NNF-1715
First Commissioned12.1763NNF-1715
ShipyardIndret - Nantes NNF-1715
Designed by Antoine Groignard (1727-1799)NNF-1715
Constructor Jean-Hyacinthe RaffeauNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1784NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck140' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0567 (36′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5371 (18′ 1″ Imperial)


12.1763Broadside Weight = 180 French Livre (194.256 lbs 88.11 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck30 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.17632777 officers, 270 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders

28.9.1772 - 1772Capitaine de BrûlotChevalier Louis René Levassor de La Touche (1745-1804)FWIKI1775 - 1776Capitaine de Vaisseau Luc Urbain de Bouëxic (Chevalier de Saint Louis) (1712-1790)E-WIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

24.5.1775 - 23.10.1775Capitaine de Vaisseau Louis Antoine Bougainville (Comte de Bougainville) (1729-1811)ref:1275

2 Warrant Officers

1.10.1764 - 18.12.1765Enseigne de Vaisseau Jean-Baptiste Carey d’Asnières (d.1779)ref:127528.9.1772 - 1772Enseigne de Vaisseau, second ship of the year , under Levassor , no date Nicolas de Grimouard (1743-1794)FWIKI

1 Petty Officer

12.5.1764 - 1.10.1764Garde de la Marine Jean-Baptiste Carey d’Asnières (d.1779)ref:1275

Service History

31.5.1765Blockade of the Pirates of Salé
25.6.1765Larache Expedition


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