La Belle Poule

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Nominal Guns40
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1801
Launched17.4.1802BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes
Ship ClassVirginie Class
Designed byJean Marguerite Tupinier (1779-1850)
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured13.3.1806BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Belle Poule' (1806) (38)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 6"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel127' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet38.7255 
Breadth39' 11"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen1,076 6494Tons BM 

Armament


17.4.1802Broadside Weight = 372 French Livre (401.4624 lbs 182.094 kg) 
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck8 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle4 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17930Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
14.2.1804Battle of Pulo Aura
13.3.1806Action of 1806-03-13
13.3.1806Taken by Foudroyant (80) in the Atlantic
13.3.1806Taken by Amazon (38) in the Atlantic
13.3.1806Taken by London (90) in the Atlantic


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
5.3.1803-11.7.1803Linois' squadron for Pondicherry Charles Alexandre Léon Durand de Linois (Comte de Linois) (1761-1848) 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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