L'Active

19709
Nominal Guns24NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Active' (1758) (28)
Captured1.9.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas StauntonBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Condemned11.1794NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck116' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)37.6768 (123′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel100' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)32.48 (106′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.2853 (33′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.872 (15′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen450Ton 

Armament


8.1778Broadside Weight = 108 French Livre (116.5536 lbs 52.866 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck24 French 9-Pounder

1780Broadside Weight = 117 French Livre (126.2664 lbs 57.2715 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 9-Pounder

1793Broadside Weight = 104 French Livre (112.2368 lbs 50.908 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1778161 NNF-1774

Service History


DateEventSource
1780Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
1793Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
11.1794Condemned at BrestNNF-1774

 

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Posted by Bourand Chantal on Wednesday 24th of October 2018 15:19

Under french commandement took the french lugger Les Trois Amis on november 24th 1782 and the five English privateers from Jersey who were aboard. 2 of them left engravings in the Lantern Tower, La Rochelle (France), William Grogan (of Limberick), Edmond O'Neil (of Waterford). They were from the Jason of Jersey, captain Gaborel, second John Mc Lueen.

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