La Topaze

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Nominal Guns40NNF-1800
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1803NNF-1800
Launched1.3.1805NNF-1800
First Commissioned4.1805NNF-1800
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1800
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes NNF-1800
Ship ClassGloire ClassNNF-1800
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)NNF-1800
ConstructorMathurin CrucyNNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1800
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1800
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1800
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1800
Captured22.1.1809NNF-1800
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Jewel' (1809) (38)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1800
Length of Gundeck47.75Meters156′ 7″ Imperial
Length of Keel42.55Meters139′ 7″ Imperial
Breadth12.13Meters39′ 9″ Imperial
Depth in Hold6.01Meters19′ 8″ Imperial
Burthen710Ton 

Armament


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/Forecastle12 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1803340Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1805 - 1806Capitaine de VaisseauFrançois André Baudin (1774-1842)TRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
19.7.1805Capture of the Blanche
19.7.1805Took the Frigate Blanche (36) in the Atlantic off Porto
21.1.1809Capture of the Topaze
22.1.1809Taken by Cleopatra (32) in the Atlantic
22.1.1809Taken by Jason (32) in the Atlantic


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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