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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 by
Raymond-Antoine HaranFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Constructor
Raymond-Antoine HaranFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured28.5.1803
Becomes
British Fifth Rate frigate 'Franchise' (1803) (36) 1803-1815
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

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)E-WIKI
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) 1793-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

28.5.1803Taken by
Minotaur (74) 1793-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Channel

28.5.1803Taken by
Albion (74) 1802-1836
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Channel

28.5.1803Taken by
Thunderer (74) 1783-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Channel


 

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