La Minerve

11245
Nominal Guns36NNF-1800
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1804NNF-1800
Launched9.9.1805NNF-1800
First Commissioned11.1805NNF-1800
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1800
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1800
Ship ClassArmide ClassNNF-1800
Designed byPierre-Elisabeth RollandNNF-1800
ConstructorJean-Charles Rigault de GenouillyNNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1800
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1800
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1800
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1800
Captured25.9.1806NNF-1800
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Alceste' (1806) (38)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck152' 5"Imperial Feet46.332 
Length of Keel128' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet39.0303 
Breadth40' 0 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen1,097 7194Tons BM 

Armament


9.9.1805Broadside Weight = 372 French Livre (401.4624 lbs 182.094 kg)NNF-1800
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1802323Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1806 - 25.9.1806Capitaine de FrégateJoseph Collet (1738-1828)W005

Service History


DateEventSource
24.4.1806Essayed from Rochefort in company with 3 Brig-Corvettes, Lynx, Sylph, and Palinure, but withdrew under the protection of batteries after a brief action with the PallasW005
14.5.1806Action of 1806-05-14
25.9.1806Action off Rochefort
25.9.1806Taken by the British off Rochefort


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1800Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1800 A 1815Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W005Naval History of Great Britain Volume 2 from 1793 to the accession of Georges IVWilliam JamesWeb Site
 

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