Ville de Milan

Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1803BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1804BWAS-1714
ShipyardLorient - Brittany BWAS-1714
Designed byJean GeoffroyBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Milan' (1805) (38)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck153' 0"Imperial Feet46.6344 
Length of Keel128' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet39.0366 
Breadth39' 10 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,085 9194Tons BM 


1803Broadside Weight = 520 French Livre (561.184 lbs 254.54 kg)EWIKI
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Spardeck14 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Spardeck4 French 8-Pounder

Service History

17.2.1805Took the Frigate Cleopatra (32) off Bermuda
23.2.1805Taken by Leander (52) off Bermuda
23.2.1805Taken by Cambridge (80) off Bermuda


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 30th of May 2017 21:23

1st aug 1804 Ville de Milan Captain Reynaud sailed from L'Orient as commodore to a fleet of six large frigates with troops for Martinique. After landing the troops at Martinique Ville de Milan did a sweep of the islands and then made for France leaving Martinique on the 4th of Feb 1805. Captain Reynaud was killed by the last shot from the Cleopatra. 1st lt Guillet was in command when taken by Cambridge, the Cleopatra commanded by 2nd lt Carron

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