La Pomone

Nominal Guns40
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1803BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1805
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardGenoa - Liguria
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Ambuscade' (1811) (38)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck152' 10 ½"Imperial Feet46.3423 
Length of Keel126' 7"Imperial Feet38.4116 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.2682 
Depth in Hold12' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen1,093 8194Tons BM 

1 Crewman

5.1805 - 1805Matelot, in the Etat-MajorJoseph Grégoire CasyFWIKI

1 Passenger

5.1805 - 1805Capitaine de FrégateJérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte (1784-1860)FWIKI

Service History

5.1807Escape of the Spartan
28.2.1809Capture of the Proserpine
21.10.1809Action of 1809-10-21
29.11.1811Action of 1811-11-29
29.11.1811Taken by Active (38) near Corfu
29.11.1811Taken by Alceste (38) near Corfu


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Friday 4th of April 2014 00:18

The Providence Gazette March 21, 1812 p.6
The French frigate La Pomone of 46 guns and 350 men, has been taken in the Mediterranean by the British frigate Active, Capt. Gordon, after a bloody conflict, in which the French Commander and his Lieutenant were killed, and 26 of his crew killed and wounded. Capt. Gordon lost his leg and had but few of his people killed or wounded.

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