La Charmante

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Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down4.1777NNF-1774
Launched30.8.1777NNF-1774
First Commissioned1.1778NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
Ship ClassCharmante ClassNNF-1774
Designed byJean-Denis Chevillard (1738-1804)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Wrecked3.1780NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ 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)
Burthen535Ton 

Armament


1777Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777280Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
1.9.1778Took the Frigate Active (28) off San Domingo

 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Sunday 6th of April 2014 02:34

Edinburgh Advertiser April 18, 1780
By a letter from Brest we are informed, that the frigate la Charmante, commanded by M. de La Haye struck on the Ras des Saints, and but 37 of her crew were saved. This was the frigate that got off when the Prothee was taken by Admiral Digby. It is a little unfortunate that she should only escape from the enemy to be lost on the rocks.

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