Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1777NNF-1774
First Commissioned3.1778NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassIphigenie ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1774
Constructor Gilles CambryNNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
BecomesSpanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Ifigenia' (1795) (34)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel120' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ 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)
Laden Draught Aft16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)
Laden Draught Forward15' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.872 (15′ 11″ Imperial)


1777Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1777288Design Complement

1 Ship Commander

8.1778 - 1779Capitaine de Frégate Armand-Guy-Simon de Coëtnempren (Comte de Kersaint) (1742-1793)ref:631

1 Warrant Officer

8.1778 - 17.12.1778Enseigne de Vaisseau, as First Officer Jean-Baptiste Prevost de Sansac de Traversay (1754-1831)ref:631

Service History

9.7.1778Took the Ship Lively (20) off Brest
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
17.12.1778Took the Sloop Ceres (18) off St Lucia
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
26.4.1780Took the Sloop Fortune (14) off Barbuda
2.1795Taken by the Spanish in the Mediterranean


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 12th of July 2012 17:22

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