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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 by
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1778-1805
NNF-1800
Constructor
Mathurin CrucyFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1800
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1800
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1800
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1800
Captured22.1.1809NNF-1800
Becomes
British Fifth Rate frigate 'Jewel' (1809) (38) 1809-1816
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1809 Renamed "Alcmene"

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 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
4.1805 - 1806Capitaine de Vaisseau
François André BaudinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1842
TRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
19.7.1805Capture of the Blanche
19.7.1805Took the Frigate
Blanche (36) 1800-1805
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic off Porto

21.1.1809Capture of the Topaze
22.1.1809Taken by
Cleopatra (32) 1779-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic

22.1.1809Taken by
Jason (32) 1804-1815
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Atlantic


 

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