La Belle Poule

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Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1765NNF-1715
Acquired18.11.1766NNF-1715
First Commissioned1.1767NNF-1715
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony NNF-1715
Ship ClassDédaigneuse ClassNNF-1715
Designed by Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1715
Constructor Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured14.7.1780NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Belle Poule' (1780) (36)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck132' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.8787 (140′ 8″ Imperial)
Length of Keel119' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.6512 (126′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0838 (36′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5448 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen620Ton 

Armament


1.1767Broadside 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
1.17372688 officers, 260 menNNF-1715

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1772 - 1772Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Thibaut-René de Kergariou-Locmaria (Comte de Kergariou-Locmaria) (1739-1795)FWIKI6.1778 - 17.6.1778Capitaine en Second Grain de Saint-Marceau (d.1778)DA-WIKI

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1771Enseigne de Vaisseau François Célestin de Loynes (1743-1815)ref:673

Service History


DateEventSource
1771

Campaign to Saint-Domingue .

ref:673
1772

Campaign in the Indian Ocean .

ref:631
1777

Return from Indian Ocean in

France
ref:673
1.1778

Leads Silas Deane's brother to America

ref:631
7.1.1778Encounter between Belle-Poule and two british 74
17.6.1778Arethusa vs Belle Poule
14.7.1780Taken by Nonsuch (64)

 

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Posted by Timothy Oakley on Thursday 19th of November 2020 05:13

October 25, 1768-July 28, 1769 La Belle-Poule, went to French Guiana with de Kearney commanding


Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 31st of August 2012 21:19

14 Jul 1780 French Belle Poule 36 captain Kergariou taken by Nonsuch 64 Captain Sir James Wallace off the Loire and added

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