Gentille

11168
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down7.1777BWAS-1714
Launched18.6.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1714
Ship ClassIphigenie ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byLeon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)BWAS-1714
ConstructorBeauregard de SegrayBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
National RateQuatrième RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured11.4.1795BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Gentille' (1795) (36)

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


18.6.1778Broadside 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 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1779 - 1782Capitaine de Frégate de MaingandEWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
17.8.1779Took the Ship of the Line Ardent (64) FWIKI
26.4.1780Took the Sloop Fortune (14) off Barbuda
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
11.4.1795Taken by Hannibal (74)
11.4.1795Taken by Hannibal (74) in the Channel
11.4.1795Taken by Robust (74) in the Channel


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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