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L'Alcmene

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Nominal Guns40NNF-1800
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1810NNF-1800
Launched3.10.1811NNF-1800
First Commissioned3.1812NNF-1800
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1800
ShipyardCherbourg - Normandy NNF-1800
Ship ClassArmide Class (1802)NNF-1800
Designed by
Pierre-Elisabeth RollandFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1774
NNF-1800
Constructor
Jean Michel SegondatFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1800
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1800
Ship TypeFrigateNNF-1800
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1800
Captured16.1.1814BG
Becomes
British Fifth Rate frigate 'Dunira' (1814) (38) 1814-1837
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1814 Renamed "Immortalite"

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


1811Broadside 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
16.1.1814319 BG

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1812 - 16.1.1814Capitaine de Frégate
Alexandre Louis du Crest de VilleneuveFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1842
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.10.1813

Depart in compagny of the frigate "Iphigenie (40) " for a cruize of 6 months from

Cherbourg
BG
16.1.1814Action of 1814-01-16
16.1.1814Taken by
Venerable (74) 1808-1838
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Madeira
BG

 

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