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La Danae

Nominal Guns44NNF-1800
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1805NNF-1800
First Commissioned2.1808NNF-1800
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1800
ShipyardGenoa - Liguria NNF-1800
Ship ClassConsolante ClassNNF-1800
Designed by
François Timothée Benjamin PestelFrench
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1800
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1800
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1800
Sunk in Action9.1812NNF-1800


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1792
Length of Gundeck47.75Meters156′ 7″ Imperial
Length of Keel42.55Meters139′ 7″ Imperial
Breadth12.18Meters39′ 11″ Imperial
Depth in Hold6.17Meters20′ 2″ Imperial


18.8.1807Broadside Weight = 372 French Livre (401.4624 lbs 182.094 kg)NNF-1800
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1795330Design Complement

1 Ship Commander

1809 - 12.1.1810Capitaine de Frégate
Henri d'Escorches de Sainte-CroixFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1810

Service History

12.3.1809Action of 1809-03-12


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