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La Félicité

11194
Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1.1785NNF-1774
Launched4.8.1785NNF-1774
First Commissioned28.8.1786NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassFélicité ClassNNF-1774
Designed by
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1778-1805
NNF-1774
Constructor
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1778-1805
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Captured16.6.1809BWAS-1793
Becomes
Haitian Fifth Rate frigate 'Amethyste' (1809) (34) 1809-1811
Haitian 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

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' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0973 (36′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5564 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen704Ton 

Armament


4.1786Broadside Weight = 180 French Livre (194.256 lbs 88.11 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 6-Pounder

1803Broadside 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

1808Broadside Weight = 84 French Livre (90.6528 lbs 41.118 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck14 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1786271 NNF-1774

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1789Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Nicolas de GrimouardFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1793
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1792 - 1793Capitaine de Vaisseau
Jean-Baptiste Raymond de LacrosseFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1829
F001
9.1795 - 1696Capitaine de Vaisseau
LecourtFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1696
E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1789

Fag-ship of Station Navale de la Côte Occidentale d’Afrique.

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7.10.1795Action of 1795-10-07
1808Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Frigate
16.6.1809Taken by
Latona (38) 1781-1816
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Caribbean (en-Flute)
E-WIKI
16.6.1809Taken by
Cherub (18) 1806-1820
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
in the Caribbean (en-Flute)
E-WIKI

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 26th of July 2012 20:58

8 May 1793 French Royalist Felicite 38 joins British forces at Dominica which sail for Martinique where they are joined by the French royalist Firme 74

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