La Cybèle

Nominal Guns36NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1785NNF-1774
First Commissioned5.1790NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassNymphe ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Pierre-Augustin LamotheNNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Sunk in Action27.2.1809NNF-1774


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck144' 5"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.7743 (153′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.7289 (38′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1802 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen744French Tonneaux729.355 


1789Broadside Weight = 266 French Livre (287.0672 lbs 130.207 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 8-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 364 French Livre (392.8288 lbs 178.178 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 8-Pounder

1803Broadside Weight = 456 French Livre (492.1152 lbs 223.212 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1782324Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

1792 - 1793Capitaine de Frégate Charles René Magon de Médine (1763-1805)FWIKI1794Capitaine de Frégate Jean Marie Renaud (1753-1808)E-WIKI1796Capitaine de Frégate Pierre Julien Tréhouart (1759-1804)E-WIKI

Service History

22.10.1794Action off Mauritius
9.9.1796Action off Sumatra
4.1798repairs at Rochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
10.1802Began refitting at Rochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
9.1803Completed refitting at Rochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
27.2.1809Action at Sables d'Olonne


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