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L'Embuscade

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Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1788NNF-1774
Launched21.9.1789NNF-1774
First Commissioned6.1790NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
Designed byNNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Captured12.10.1798NNF-1774
Becomes
British Fifth Rate frigate 'Ambuscade' (1798) (36) 1798-1813
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1804 Renamed "Seine"

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 4"Imperial Feet43.284 
Length of Keel120' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet36.5951 
Breadth37' 8"Imperial Feet11.3066 
Depth in Hold11' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen905 7894Tons BM 

Armament


6.1790Broadside Weight = 210 French Livre (226.632 lbs 102.795 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 186 French Livre (200.7312 lbs 91.047 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 6-Pounder

1796Broadside Weight = 246 French Livre (265.4832 lbs 120.417 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1793Capitaine de Frégate
Jean Baptiste François BompardFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1793
TRN5
9.1793 - 7.12.1794Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Maurice Julien Émeriau de BeauvergerFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
FWIKI
7.12.1794 - 1795Capitaine de Vaisseau
Maurice Julien Émeriau de BeauvergerFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
31.7.1793Boston vs Embuscade
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
7.10.1795Action of 1795-10-07
12.10.1798Taken by Warren's squadron off IrelandBWAS-1793
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island
12.10.1798Taken by the British At the Battle of Tory Island

 

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