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L'Inconstante

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Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down6.1765NNF-1715
Acquired26.3.1766NNF-1715
First Commissioned10.1766NNF-1715
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Ship ClassInfidèle Class (1765)NNF-1715
Designed by
Jean-Joseph GinouxFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1752
NNF-1715
Constructor
Jean-Joseph GinouxFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1752
NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigateNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Burnt7.1781NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck130'French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.224 (138′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth34'French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0703 (36′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17'French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5487 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen600Ton 

Armament


10.1766Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.17662477 officers, 240 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1778Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Louis Hyacinthe Cavelier de CuvervilleFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1814
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1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1767Lieutenant de Vaisseau
François-Pierre Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1756
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Service History


DateEventSource
7.1781Accidentally burnt and exploded causing 215 deathsNNF-1715

 

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Posted by Jean-Didier Gardere on Friday 26th of July 2019 23:26

I am quite sure to have found the wreck of l'Inconstante


Posted by Freddy Van Daele on Monday 28th of December 2015 16:33

= frégate "L'Inconstante" commandant Monsieur de Longueval. Burnt by accident in the galley, stranded on the St Louis Roads reefs (St-Domingo Island) and exploded on July 11th, 1781.

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