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La Palme

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Nominal Guns12NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down11.1744NNF-1715
Launched4.1745NNF-1715
First Commissioned5.1745NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassPalme Class (1744)NNF-1715
Designed by
Chevalier Blaise Joseph OllivierFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Other
Administrator
Service 1716-1747
NNF-1715
Constructor
Joseph-Louis OllivierFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1737-1771
NNF-1715
CategoryUnratedNNF-1715
Ship TypeCorvetteNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured23.1.1747BG

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck84' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)27.2832 (89′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel76' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)24.6848 (80′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth22' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)7.1456 (23′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold9' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)2.9232 (9′ 7″ Imperial)
Burthen120Ton 

Armament


4.1745Broadside Weight = 24 French Livre (25.9008 lbs 11.748 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck12 French 4-Pounder

5.1745Broadside Weight = 24 French Livre (25.9008 lbs 11.748 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck12 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1745944 officers, 90 menNNF-1715
23.1.174775 BG

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1747 - 2.2.1748Sous-Brigadier, Garde de Marine
François Alexis PérierFrench
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1734-1737
ref:673

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
28.4.1746 - 15.1.1748Garde de la Marine
Antoine Louis Périer de MontplaisirFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1756
ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1747

Fitted out of Brest, bound to some Part of the West Indies with a Packets

BG
23.1.1747Taken by
Surprise (24) 1746-1770
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
into the Bay of Biscay
BG


Notes on Ship


CaptureBG

Extract of a letter from Captain Webb, Commander of His Majesty's Ship the Surprize, dated the 26th january, 1747, in Plymouth-Sound, to Mr. Corbett.

On the 15th Instant, I, together with His Majesty's Ship Rainbow under my command, whith dispatched from Plymouth. The 22d following, early in the morning, on my entrance into the Bay of Biscay, 2 sail were discovered steering different courses; whereupon I made a  signal for the Rainbow to chace the one, whilst I did the like to the other. At dusk of evening I came up wilh her, and obliged her to strike at the expence of a few shot. She proves to be a ship belonging to the French King, called Le Palme, lately fitted out of Brest, bound to some part of the West Indies with a packet. She carries 75 men, and 12 carriage guns


Date capture ??ref:673

02/02/1748 in the Bay of Biscay .



 

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