La Médée

11170
Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1778NNF-1774
Launched23.9.1778NNF-1774
First Commissioned2.1779NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassIphigenie ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1774
Constructor Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Captured5.8.1800NNF-1774
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Medee' (1800) (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)
Displacementc1,150Ton 
Laden Draught Forward15' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.872 (15′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen620Ton 

Armament


23.9.1778Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 204 French Livre (220.1568 lbs 99.858 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle1 French 24-pound Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777288Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1781Capitaine de Frégate de Girardin (Chevalier )BNF2

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.10.1779 - 5.4.1780Garde de la Marine Étienne Eustache Bruix (1759-1805)ref:1275

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1782 - 1782Volontaire Jean Marthe Adrien L'Hermitte (1766-1826)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
23.9.1796Pelican vs Médée
4.8.1800Action of 1800-08-04
5.8.1800Taken by Exeter off Rio de Janeiro
5.8.1800Taken by Bombay Castle off Rio de Janeiro

 

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