Le Berceau

Nominal Guns20
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned7.1794
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardLorient - Brittany
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeCorvette
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1804


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentE-WIKI

2 Commanding Officers

9.1800 - 12.10.1800Capitaine de FrégateLouis André Senez (1761-1836)E-WIKI1803 - 1804Capitaine de FrégateEmmanuel Halgan (1771-1852)

Service History

13.7.1800In action against two Portuguese corvettes off GuyanaE-WIKI
12.10.1800Boston vs Berceau
12.10.1800Taken by Boston (28) 600 miles northeast of Guadeloupe
22.6.1801Returned to France as part of the Peace treaty with the U.S.A.E-WIKI
14.2.1804Battle of Pulo Aura


E-WIKIWikipediaVarious, Web Site

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Barry J Fox on Saturday 5th of October 2019 19:39

l'Berceau is listed, in Rif Winfield's book as being 113 French feet long and 28 French feet in the beam. By my calculations, that made her 492 BM tons. He uses Troude's armament of 22-8#, 8-12# carronades, but slightly larger ships of her class carried only 20-8#. Winfield lists her complement as 180.

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