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La Niémen

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Nominal Guns40NNF-1800
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1807NNF-1800
Launched8.11.1808NNF-1800
First Commissioned1.1809NNF-1800
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1800
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony NNF-1800
Ship ClassArmide ClassNNF-1800
Designed by
Pierre-Elisabeth RollandFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1800
Constructor
Jean-François ChaumontFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1800
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1800
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1800
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1800
Captured5.4.1809BWAS-1793
Becomes
British Fifth Rate frigate 'Nieman' (1809) (38) 1809-1815
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

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


1808Broadside Weight = 444 French Livre (479.1648 lbs 217.338 kg)NNF-1800
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1802323Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
5.4.1809Capture of the Niémen
5.4.1809Taken by
Amethyst (36) 1799-1811
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Bay of Biscay

5.4.1809Taken by
Emerald (36) 1795-1836
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Bay of Biscay


 

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