La Libre

16500
Nominal Guns40W054
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1795W054
Launched1796W054
How acquiredPurpose builtW054
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy W054
Ship ClassRomaine ClassW054
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)W054
CategoryFifth RateW054
National RateQuatrième RangW054
Ship TypeFrigate W054
Sailing RigShip RiggedW054
Captured24.12.1806W054

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWIKI
Length of Gundeck149' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)48.3969 (158′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3729 (40′ 7″ Imperial)

Armament


24.12.1806Broadside Weight = 369 French Livre (398.2248 lbs 180.6255 kg)W054
Upper Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
24.12.1806280 W054

Service History


DateEventSource
14.11.1806Sailed from FlushingW054
24.12.1806Taken by Egyptienne (40) off Rochefort, Loire (40) off Rochefort


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
W054Warships (Blog)Ron and Alexander van MaanenWeb Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 18th of November 2018 12:40

I the commanding officer at capture as Capitaine de frégate Henri-Louis Descorches de Sainte-Croix

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