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La Naiade

Nominal Guns10NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1734NNF-1715
First Commissioned6.1734NNF-1715
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Ship TypeCorvetteNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck68'French Feet (Pied du Roi)22.1135 (72′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth19' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1772 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold7' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)2.436 (7′ 11″ Imperial)
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen110French Tonneaux108.669 


6.1734Broadside Weight = 20 French Livre (21.584 lbs 9.79 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck10 French 4-Pounder

1740Broadside Weight = 15 French Livre (16.188 lbs 7.3425 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck10 French 3-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight UnknownBG
Gun Deck12 French Canons de Fer

29.6.1745Broadside Weight = 1.75 French Livre (1.8886 lbs 0.8568 kg)BG
Gun Deck7 French Swivel
Gun Deck10 French Canons de Fer

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.173471 NNF-1715
174594 ref:692
29.6.1745115 BG

1 Ship Commander

1.5.1741 - 1742Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Guy-François de Coëtnempren (Comte de Kersaint)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1756

Service History

3.6.1745Took the Sloop
Mediator (10) 1745-1745
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
off the Needles
24.6.1745Sailed from Le Havre BG
29.6.1745Taken by
Lion (60) 1738-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
about 7 leagues to the Southward of the Isle of Wight and carried in Plymouth

Notes on Ship

Description captureBG

Admiralty Office , 1745 July 2

Captain Brett , in his Majesty's Ship the Lion , being on his Way from Portsmouth to Plymouth on the 29th of June, abotit Ten in the Morning, about 7 leagues to the Southward of the Isle of Wight, saw a small French Frigate directly to windward of him, attacking a Merchant Ship bound up the Channel, to which he immediately gave chace came up with and took her , and has sent her into Portsmouth ; she had 115 men , mounted ten  carriage and seven swivel guns and is the same which lately took the "Mediator Sloop". She belongs to Havre de Grace , and had been but 5 days at sea .


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