Nominal Guns50NNF-1610
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate ship of the line 'Serapis' (1779) (44)
First Commissioned12.1779NNF-1610
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1610
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1610
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1610


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2"Imperial Feet42.6733 
Length of Keel115' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet35.0679 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen888 1094Tons BM 


9.1779Broadside Weight = 489 Imperial Pound (527.4912 lbs 239.2575 kg)NNF-1774
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 Smaller guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1781215 NNF-1774

Service History

7.1781Accidentally burnt and exploded killing 11 men at Ste-Marie de MadagascarNNF-1774


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