Nominal Guns40
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose built
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Bourbonnaise' (1809) (38)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 6"Imperial Feet46.0278 
Length of Keel127' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet38.7318 
Breadth39' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet11.9031 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen1,078 1094Tons BM 

Service History

21.9.1809Taken by Sirius (36) off Reunion


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

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 10th of July 2018 10:35

31 May 1809 Caroline captured several ships including two East Indiamen Streatham and Europa before returning to Saint-Paul. A third East Indiaman, Lord Keith escaped. the prizes where taken to Réunion Island.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 10th of July 2018 10:34

30 November 1807 Caroline40 captured Charlotte which was burnt.
1 January 1807 privateer Caesar18 brig captain Robert Harrison received his letter of marque.
6 December 1807 Caroline40 captured the privateer Caesar18 brig captain Robert Harrison which was burnt.
12 November 1808, Caroline40 Captain Jean-Baptiste Billard sailed from Vlissingen in the Netherlands to the Indian Ocean, one of the four sent by France.

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