La Boudeuse

Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1765NNF-1715
First Commissioned10.1766NNF-1715
ShipyardIndret - Nantes NNF-1715
ConstructorJean-Hyacinthe RaffeauNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up7.1800NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck125'French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.6054 (133′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel118'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.3384 (125′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth32' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.5019 (34′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)


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
10.176625212 officers, 240 menNNF-1715

1 Petty Officer

6.4.1780 - 22.11.1780Garde de la MarineÉtienne Eustache Bruix (1759-1805)ref:1275

Service History

29.9.1768Arrived at Batavia from Brest, Commanded by BougainvilleW054
13.1.1779Took the Sloop Weazle (16) off St Eustatius
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
8.1793Captured by the English at ToulonNNF-1715
12.1793Retaken by the French and returned to serviceNNF-1715
8.6.1794Took the Frigate Alceste (32)


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 15th of August 2012 19:27

Jul 1800 broken up to provide fuel for the besieged French forces at Valletta, Malta

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