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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 by
Jean Marguerite TupinierFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured13.3.1806BWAS-1793
Becomes
British Fifth Rate frigate 'Belle Poule' (1806) (38) 1806-1818
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

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) 1798-1892
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Atlantic

13.3.1806Taken by
Amazon (38) 1799-1817
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic

13.3.1806Taken by
London (90) 1766-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Atlantic



Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
5.3.1803-11.7.1803Linois' squadron for Pondicherry 
 

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