La Sensible

Nominal Guns34NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1766NNF-1715
First Commissioned8.1767NNF-1715
ShipyardIndret - Nantes NNF-1715
Ship ClassIndiscrète ClassNNF-1715
Designed by Jean-Hyacinthe RaffeauNNF-1715
Constructor Jean-Hyacinthe RaffeauNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Last Mentioned1.1789NNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck130'French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.224 (138′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth33'French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7455 (35′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)


8.1767Broadside Weight = 186 French Livre (200.7312 lbs 91.047 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.17672577 officers, 250 menNNF-1715

2 Ship Commanders

1755 - 1.2.1759Lieutenant de Vaisseau Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte) (1720-1791)E-WIKI3.1778 - 1778Lieutenant de VaisseauChevalier Charles René Louis de Bernard de Marigny (1740-1816)FWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

22.8.1767 - 18.4.1768Lieutenant d’Artillerie Charles François Philippe Charnieres (c.1740-1780)ref:1275

Service History

27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
16.9.1778Took the Brig Helena (14)
4.1780Refitted as a Unrated Flûte
11.1783Refitted as a Unrated Hulk


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