La Pénélope

11246
Nominal Guns40NNF-1800
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1807NNF-1800
Launched28.10.1806NNF-1800
First Commissioned1.1807NNF-1800
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1800
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony NNF-1800
Designed byPierre-Elisabeth RollandNNF-1800
ConstructorPaul FilhonNNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1800
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1800
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1800
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1800
Deleted from list1826NNF-1800

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1800
Length of Gundeck46.99Meters154′ 1″ Imperial
Length of Keel43.40Meters142′ 4″ Imperial
Breadth12.02Meters39′ 5″ Imperial
Depth in Hold6.17Meters20′ 2″ Imperial

Armament


28.10.1806Broadside 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
1809UnknownBernard DubourdieuTRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
21.1.1808In company with La Thémis (40) sailed from BordeauxTRN5
17.3.1808In company with La Thémis (40) passed GibraltarTRN5
23.3.1808In company with La Thémis (40) called at AjaccioTRN5
28.3.1808In company with La Thémis (40) anchored at ToulonTRN5
28.2.1809Capture of the Proserpine
28.2.1809Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Proserpine (32) off Toulon


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1800Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1800 A 1815Alain DemerliacBook
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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