Danae

15537
Nominal Guns32NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1762NNF-1715
Launched22.10.1763NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1764NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardIndret - Nantes NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateCinquième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured13.5.1779BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Danae' (1779) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck124'French Feet (Pied du Roi)40.2797 (132′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth32'French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.4207 (34′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16'French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2239 (17′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen540Ton 

Armament


5.1764Broadside Weight = 116 French Livre (125.1872 lbs 56.782 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.17642077 officers, 200 menNNF-1715

Service History


DateEventSource
13.5.1779Action in Cancale Bay
13.5.1779Taken by Experiment (50) off St Malo


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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