Medea

14975
Nominal Guns70ref:617
NationalityVenice
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down8.6.1782ref:617
Launched28.2.1793ref:617
First Commissioned28.5.1794ref:617
How acquiredPurpose builtref:617
ShipyardVenice ref:617
Ship ClassLeon Trionfante Class
Designed by Andrea Chiribiriref:617
Constructor Zuanne Novelloref:617
CategoryThird Rateref:617
National RatePrimo Rango
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured28.6.1797ref:617
BecomesFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Médée' (1797) (70)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Length of Gundeck146.47Venetian Piedi50.7642 (166′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel126Venetian Piedi43.8102 (143′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth37Venetian Piedi12.8649 (42′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold28.50Venetian Piedi9.7356 (31′ 11″ Imperial)

Armament


28.2.1793Broadside Weight = 1024 Venetian Libbre Sottili (679.936 lbs 318.464 kg)FWAS1786
Lower Gun Deck26 Venetian 40-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 Venetian 30-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 Venetian 14-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.5.1793 - 1793Capitano Giacomo Christich (d.1793)ref:6171794 - 7.1797Capitano Antonio Armeniref:617

Service History


DateEventSource
28.6.1797Taken by the French CorfuFWAS1786
23.7.1797Taken by the French at Corfu

 

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