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La Torche

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1714
Launched4.1795BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHonfleur - Normandy BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEtna ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1778-1805
BWAS-1714
Constructor
CourtoisFrench
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCorvette BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured16.8.1805BWAS-1714
Becomes
British sloop 'Torch' (1805) (18) 1805-1811
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel97' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet29.572 
Breadth32' 9 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen556 7694Tons BM 

Armament


4.1795Broadside Weight = 144 French Livre (155.4048 lbs 70.488 kg)E-WIKI
Gun Deck16 French 18-Pounder

1798Broadside Weight = 114 French Livre (123.0288 lbs 55.803 kg)FWAS1786
Gun Deck2 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck16 French 12-Pounder

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1805 - 16.8.1805Lieutenant de Vaisseau
N. P. DehenFrench
Naval Sailor
TRN5

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1802Aspirant
Albin Reine RoussinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1843
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1802

Bound to

Martinique
FWIKI
19.7.1805Capture of the Blanche
16.8.1805Taken by
Goliath (74) 1781-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

16.8.1805Taken by
Camilla (20) 1776-1831
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship


 

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