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La Fleche

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Nominal Guns18NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1768NNF-1715
Launched19.10.1768NNF-1715
First Commissioned9.1769NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Designed by
Louis-Hillarion ChapelleFrench
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedNNF-1715
Ship TypeCorvetteNNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured21.5.1794NNF-1715
Becomes
British sloop 'Fleche' (1794) (14) 1794-1795
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck108'French Feet (Pied du Roi)35.1055 (115′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth27' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.7928 (28′ 10″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2946 (14′ 1″ Imperial)
Displacementc550Ton 
Burthen280Ton 

Armament


9.1769Broadside Weight = 54 French Livre (58.2768 lbs 26.433 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck18 French 6-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 42 French Livre (45.3264 lbs 20.559 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck14 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.17691366 officers, 130 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1786Capitaine de Vaisseauref:631

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.3.1772 - 1772Enseigne de Vaisseauref:673

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1782 - 4.1783Garde de la Marine
François Henri Eugène AugierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1831
002
10.1789 - 12.1789Élève de Première Classe
François Henri Eugène AugierFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1831
002

Service History


DateEventSource
1786

At Cherbour , during the visit of King Louis XVI

ref:631
10.1789

Armed at Smyrne

002

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 11th of October 2019 05:40

April 1790 French Fleche 18 corvette major de vaisseau chevalier de Lestang-Parade, she sailed on a mission to Saloniki, and then to Largentière. She then returned to Toulon via Paros.
Between 12 May and June 1792 French Fleche 18 corvette lieutenant de vaisseau Blanquet Du Chayla, sailed from Tunis southward via Cerigo and Largentière.


Posted by Tim oakley on Thursday 19th of July 2012 18:48

21 May 1794 Ad Hood’s forces take the surrender of Bastia, Corsica, and Fleche 14 brig sloop taken and added

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