La Prévoyante

Nominal Guns24NNF-1774
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1791NNF-1774
First Commissioned8.1793NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1774
Ship ClassNourrice ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Raymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)NNF-1774
Constructor Raymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)NNF-1774
CategorySixth RateNNF-1774
Ship TypeFlûte NNF-1774
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Prevoyante' (1795) (40)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck132' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.8736 (140′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel123' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)39.9504 (131′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth32' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.3936 (34′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 2"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5607 (14′ 11″ Imperial)


8.1793Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)NNF-1774
Gun Deck24 British 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
28.12.1789100Design Complement

Service History

1795Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Flûte
17.5.1795Action of 1795-05-17
17.5.1795Taken by Thetis (38)
17.5.1795Taken by Hussar (28) off Cape Henry
17.5.1795Taken by Thetis (38) off Cape Henry


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