La Franchise

11207
Nominal Guns40
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1794
Acquired17.10.1797
First Commissioned5.1798
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine
Ship ClassPatriote Class
Designed byRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)
ConstructorRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured28.5.1803
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Franchise' (1803) (36)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 8"Imperial Feet43.5911 
Length of Keel119' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet36.2776 
Breadth37' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet11.2967 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen898 1694Tons BM 

Armament


1797Broadside Weight = 204 French Livre (220.1568 lbs 99.858 kg)EWIKI
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-Pounder

Service History


DateEventSource
4.8.1800Action of 1800-08-04
20.5.1803Taken by Minotaur (74)
28.5.1803Taken by Minotaur (74) in the Channel
28.5.1803Taken by Albion (74) in the Channel
28.5.1803Taken by Thunderer (74) in the Channel

 

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