L'Amazone

11167
Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down8.1777NNF-1774
Launched11.5.1778NNF-1774
First Commissioned7.1778NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassIphigenie ClassNNF-1774
Designed byLeon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1774
ConstructorFromy DupuyNNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Wrecked1.1797NNF-1774

Dimensions


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)
Displacementc1,150Ton 
Burthen620Ton 

Armament


1778Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1795Broadside 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
1777288Design Complement

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1792Enseigne de VaisseauJean Baptiste Philibert Willaumez (1761-1845)ref:630

Service History


DateEventSource
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
10.9.1779Took the Ship Ariel (20) off Georgia
20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
29.7.1782Santa Margarita vs Amazone
30.7.1782Retaken by a French squadronNNF-1774

 

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