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La Vestale

11175
Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down5.1780NNF-1774
Launched14.10.1780NNF-1774
First Commissioned2.1781NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassMagicienne Class (1777)NNF-1774
Designed by
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1778
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigateNNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Captured20.8.1799NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel119' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.6512 (126′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0838 (36′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5216 (18′ 1″ Imperial)

Armament


1781Broadside 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 = 210 French Livre (226.632 lbs 102.795 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1798Broadside 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
1777264Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
4.8.1794Took the Sloop
Scout (14) 1780-1794
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
off Cape Bon

14.3.1795Action off Genoa
29.9.1795Southampton vs Vestale
12.1796Taken by an English frigate, but retaken by her crewNNF-1774
13.12.1796Terpsichore vs Vestale
13.12.1796Terpsichore vs Vestale
20.8.1799Taken by
Clyde (38) 1796-1805
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Rochefort


 

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