L'Amphitrite

11143
Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1766NNF-1715
Acquired26.10.1768NNF-1715
First Commissioned9.1769
ShipyardBordeaux NNF-1715
Ship ClassDédaigneuse Class
Designed byLeon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1715
ConstructorLeon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked1.1792NNF-1715

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


9.1769Broadside 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
9.17692688 officers, 260 menNNF-1715

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1775Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Comte de Grasse) (1722-1788)EWIKI1779Capitaine de Frégate de Langan-Boisfévrier (Chevalier de Langan-Boisfévrier)TRN46.1786 - 1787Lieutenant de VaisseauCharles René Magon de Médine (1763-1805)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
10.9.1779Took the Sixth Rate Ship Sphinx (20) off Martinique
17.2.1783Action of 1783-02-17


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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