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Le Castor

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Nominal Guns26NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down6.1744NNF-1715
Acquired16.5.1745NNF-1715
First Commissioned10.1745NNF-1715
ShipyardQuebec - Canada NNF-1715
CategorySixth RateNNF-1715
National RateCinquième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured5.11.1747BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck118' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.3354 (125′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.15 (33′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2404 (13′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen500Ton 

Armament


10.1745Broadside Weight = 104 French Livre (112.2368 lbs 50.908 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.17452044 officers, 200 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1745Capitaine de Frégate Légère
Pierre MorpainFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1703-1745
ref:631

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.3.1746 - 11.9.1746Enseigne de Vaisseau
Gabriel BoryFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1734-1766
ref:1275

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1746 - 1746Garde de la Marine
Joseph Bernard de Chabert-CogolinFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1792
Transfered
FWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
19.7.1746Took the Sloop
Albany (10) 1746-1746
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia

14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
25.10.1747Taken by
Hampshire (50) 1741-1766
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


Captain ??ref:631

Morpain, who patrolled the coast with the frigate Castor : captain of the fire-ship or Castor ??



 

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