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La Flore Americaine -> 1787 Flore

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Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Previously
Purchased9.1784NNF-1774
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigateNNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Sold4.7.1792NNF-1774
Becomes
French Privateer frigate 'La Flore' (1792) (36) 1792-1798
French 36 Gun
Privateer Frigate
1793 Renamed "Citoyenne Française"
1793 Renamed "Flore"

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck126' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.931 (134′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel113' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.7024 (120′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0973 (36′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5564 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen704Ton 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen411French Tonneaux403.348 

Armament


1786Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1789Broadside Weight = 122 French Livre (131.6624 lbs 59.719 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

1793Broadside Weight = 128 French Livre (138.1376 lbs 62.656 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 6-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 122 French Livre (131.6624 lbs 59.719 kg)ref:692
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1793 - 1794
Lefebvre French
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1795
ref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1793250 ref:692
1794250 ref:692

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1788 - 1789Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Claude Charles Denys de BonnaventureFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1789
ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
7.8.1778

The Americans , after the capture of Newport , put the Flora back afloat and repaired it . She was then taken to Bordeaux where the French Navy bought her back in September 1784. She then bore the name of American Flore to distinguish her from the frigate Flore built in the meantime and launched in 1769 .

FWIKI
1.1786

The French Navy restored her between January and May 1786 .

FWIKI
1787Renamed FloreNNF-1774
1788

 In 1788 , she was rearmed in a corvette with 8-pounder guns .

From 1788 to 1789 , Flag-ship of the Division Naval of the Coast of Africa .

FWIKI
1790

She was then withdrawn from service and sent to Rochefort to be decommissioned two years later and sold on July 4, 1792 .

FWIKI
1793Refitted as a 34 gun Fifth Rate Frigate

 

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