La Bellone

Nominal Guns30BWAS-1714
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorPrivate Owners
Keel Laid Down1744NNF-1715
Home PortNantes - Brittany BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardNantes - Brittany NNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Bellona' (1747) (30)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 3 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel92' 8"Imperial Feet28.1432 
Breadth33' 2 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen543 5494Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen350French Tonneaux343.629 


1745/01 - 1747/02/02 Pierre Cadou Ownerref:692

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1745320 NNF-1715
1.1745350under Captain Thiercelin with 36 guns and 10 swivelsref:692
1747320under Captain Pellot with 34 guns and 10 swivelsref:692

2 Ship Commanders

1745 - 1747Capitaine de Corsaire Rolland Thiercelin (Sieur de la Jardière ) (1705-1776)ref:6921745 - 2.2.1747Capitaine de Corsaire Jean Pellotref:692

Service History

1.5.1746Action of 1746-05-01

Took under Captain Pellot the ships "Royal Oak" , "Willes" and "Brochet"

2.2.1747Taken by Exeter (58) off Cape ClearBWAS-1714
2.2.1747Taken by Eagle (60) off Cape ClearBWAS-1714
2.2.1747Taken by Edinburgh (64) off Cape ClearBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Date captainsref:692

same in 1745 to 1747 ??


Previous comments on this page

Posted by regis on Sunday 1st of March 2020 20:36

corrected only 1 ship in the base now

Posted by Cy on Thursday 27th of February 2020 22:41

Yes, this is the ship that became the British Bellona. As you can see from the 'Becomes' link.

And it looks tyhat the two French Bellonas are one and the same, the date difference being that between the French Gregorian date and the English Julian date.

Posted by regis on Thursday 27th of February 2020 22:01

same as Bellone (36) ??

Posted by regis on Thursday 27th of February 2020 22:00

same as Bellone (30) who became HMS Bellona ???

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