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 byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)BWAS-1714
Constructor CourtoisBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCorvette BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured16.8.1805BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish sloop 'Torch' (1805) (18)

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)EWIKI
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 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1805 - 16.8.1805Lieutenant de VaisseauN. P. DehenTRN5

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1802AspirantAlbin Reine Roussin (1781-1854)FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
1802

Bound to

Martinique
FWIKI
19.7.1805Capture of the Blanche
16.8.1805Taken by Goliath (74)
16.8.1805Taken by Camilla (20)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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