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L'Andromaque

11151
Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1777NNF-1774
Launched24.12.1777NNF-1774
First Commissioned4.1778NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassNymphe Class (1777)
Designed by
Pierre-Augustin Lamothe Kercaradec (Sieur de Kercaradec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1782
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk in Action23.8.1796NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck135' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)43.848 (143′ 10″ 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)
Burthen600Ton 

Armament


24.12.1777Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1.1781Broadside Weight = 186 French Livre (200.7312 lbs 91.047 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck4 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1784Broadside Weight = 210 French Livre (226.632 lbs 102.795 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1793Broadside Weight = 246 French Livre (265.4832 lbs 120.417 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777290Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1789Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Jean Baptiste François de SuzannetFrench
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1757-1792
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1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1793Timonier en Chef
Pierre Bernard MiliusFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1787-1825
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
4.9.1780Took the Ship
Unicorn (20) 1776-1780
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
off Tortuga

1782Sunk by accident but refloatedNNF-1774
1789

At the Saint Domingue Naval Station .

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22.8.1796Destruction of the Andromaque

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 3rd of May 2012 20:34

1796 Aug 22 French Andromaque36 burnt to avoid capture by Commodore Warren in Pomone44 off Arcachon, SW off Bordeaux

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