La Vertu

Nominal Guns40BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1793BWAS-1793
First Commissioned8.1765BWAS-1793
ShipyardLorient - Brittany BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
National RateTroisième RangBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Virtu' (1803) (38)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel127' 11 ⅝"Imperial Feet38.7255 
Breadth39' 8 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen1,073 2594Tons BM 

2 Ship Commanders

2.1796 - 1797Capitaine de Frégate Jean Marthe Adrien L'Hermitte (1766-1826)FWIKI1.1798 - 1800Capitaine de Vaisseau Charles René Magon de Médine (1763-1805)FWIKI

Service History

9.9.1796Action off Sumatra
3.11.1803Taken by the British at the capture of San Domingo


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