Nominal Guns28W035
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine W035
CategorySixth RateW035
Ship TypeCorvette W035
Sailing RigShip RiggedW035


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW035
Length of Gundeck38.0Meters124′ 8″ Imperial
Breadth10.0Meters32′ 9″ Imperial
Draught Aft5.0Meters16′ 4″ Imperial
Burthen310Tons BM 


12.1798Broadside Weight = 114 French Livre (123.0288 lbs 55.803 kg)W035
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
14.12.1798250Men and boys, plus some men of the battalion of Guadeloupe and 30 troops of the regiment AlsaceW035

1 Commanding Officer

14.12.1798 - 1798Lieutenant de VaisseauJean Baptiste Edmond Richer (1762-1820)W035

5 Commissioned Officers

14.12.1798 - 1798Enseigne de VaisseauJean-François GuignerW03514.12.1798 - 1798Enseigne de VaisseauMichel-Augustin FrouinW03514.12.1798 - 1798Enseigne de VaisseauAntoine Le DanseurW03514.12.1798 - 1798Enseigne de VaisseauFrançois CorbieW03514.12.1798 - 1798Lieutenant de FrégateRobert-Thomas Potier de la Houssaye (1762-1840)W035

Service History

1795Coppered at BrestW035
14.12.1798Captured the AmbuscadeBWAS-1714
14.12.1798Ambuscade vs Bayonnaise
14.12.1798Took the Frigate Ambuscade (32)
20.11.1803Burnt by her crew on the coast near Finisterre to avoid capture by the ArdentW035


W035Histoire GenealogieVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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