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Nominal Guns32
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
ShipyardNewburyport - Massachusetts BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck130' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.224 (138′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel116' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.6768 (123′ 7″ Imperial)
Breadth32' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.3936 (34′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)
Draught Forward15' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.872 (15′ 11″ Imperial)
Draught Aft16' 1"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2013 (17′ 0″ Imperial)


1781Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck6 French 6-Pounder

3 Ship Commanders

11.9.1781 - 1781Capitaine de Frégate,
Prize captain
Jean-Baptiste Prevost de Sansac de TraversayFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1828
1782 - 1783Lieutenant de VaisseauFWIKI1788 - 1790Capitaine de Vaisseau de Première Classeref:631

Service History

3.1784Sold for 28.000 franc at Rochefort to Daniel GARESCHÉ, became the slaver IRIS of Rochelle until 7-1785NNF-1774

Between 1788 and 1790, Prevost de Sansac made a trip to the West Indies aboard the frigate Iris ( as commander ?).

1792Repurchased and converted to a Bomb vesselBWAS-1714
1793Taken by the British at Toulon and burnt during their evacuationBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1781-1781Division Le Saige
Jacques-Aime Le Saige (Chevalier de la Villebrune)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1781

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