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Nominal Guns32NNF-1792
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down5.11.1791E-WIKI
First Commissioned27.4.1793E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1792
Ship ClassSemillante Class (1790)NNF-1792
Designed by
Pierre-Joseph PénétreauFrench
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1792
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1792
Ship TypeFrigateNNF-1792
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1792


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck148' 0"Imperial Feet45.1104 
Breadth37' 5"Imperial Feet11.2957 
Depth in Hold11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 


9.2.1779Broadside Weight = 588 French Livre (634.5696 lbs 287.826 kg)DANFS
Upper Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck2 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck6 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Forecastle2 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.2.1799410 TNC

1 Ship Commander

1799 - 9.2.1799Capitaine de Frégate
Michel-Pierre BarreautFrench
Naval Sailor

Service History

16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
20.11.1798Took part in capture of Retaliation (14)B043
9.2.1799Constellation vs Insurgente
9.2.1799Taken by
Constellation (38) 1797-1853
American 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 8th of November 2017 07:37

1793 Lieutenant Thévenard commanded the French frigate Insurgente32, and escorted a convoy from Nantes to Brest.

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