L'Hermione

11163
Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down3.1778NNF-1774
Launched28.4.1779NNF-1774
First Commissioned6.1779NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
Ship ClassConcorde ClassNNF-1774
Designed byHenri Chevillard (1737-1810)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Wrecked9.1793NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel111' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.0676 (118′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0838 (36′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5525 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen550Ton 

Armament


1779Broadside 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

1789Broadside Weight = 180 French Livre (194.256 lbs 88.11 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777280Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.3.1780 - 8.1781Capitaine de FrégateChevalier Louis René Levassor de La Touche (1745-1804)EWIKI1793 - 9.1793Capitaine de VaisseauPierre Martin (1751/52-1820)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
6.6.1780Iris vs Hermione
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
21.7.1781Action of 1781-07-21
1789Refitted as a 34 gun Fifth Rate Frigate


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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