Modeste

11179
Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1785NNF-1774
Launched18.3.1786NNF-1774
First Commissioned1.1787
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassMagicienne Class
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured17.10.1793BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Modeste' (1793) (36)

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


1786Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777264Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
17.10.1793Taken by Captain (74)


Sources


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

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 2nd of August 2012 06:15

17 Oct 1793 French Modeste 32 cut out of neutral port of Genoa by Bedford 74 cap Robert Mann and Captain 74 Captain Samuel Reeve added under Lt Thomas Byam Martin

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