L'Inconstante

11137
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 ClassNNF-1715
Designed byJean-Joseph Ginoux (1723-1785)NNF-1715
ConstructorJean-Joseph Ginoux (1723-1785)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-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 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1767Lieutenant de VaisseauFrançois-Pierre Huon de Kermadec (1726-1787)ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1781Accidentally burnt and exploded causing 215 deathsNNF-1715


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
 

Previous comments on this page

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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