La Sylphide

16340
Silphide
Nominal Guns30NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorCompagnie des Indes
Keel Laid Down11.1755NNF-1715
Acquired27.4.1756NNF-1715
First Commissioned1.1756NNF-1715
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
ConstructorAntoine Groignard (1727-1799)NNF-1715
CategoryMerchantNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Sunk as Blockship11.1761NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck142' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.1216 (151′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel137' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.4976 (145′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth33' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.7184 (35′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold10' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.4916 (11′ 5″ Imperial)
Draught Forward14' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5472 (14′ 11″ Imperial)
Draught Aft16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)
Displacementc1,100Ton 
Burthen520Ton 

Armament


1.1756Broadside Weight = 180 French Livre (194.256 lbs 88.11 kg)NNF-1715
Upper Gun Deck30 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1756210 NNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1758 - 9.1758Capitaine de VaisseauÉtienne Mahy9.1758 - 1759Capitaine de Vaisseau François-Aymar Monteil (Comte de Monteil) (1725-1787)

Service History


DateEventSource
8.3.1757Action of 8th March 1757
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry

 

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