L'Amphion

2197
Nominal Guns50NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Ordered19.1.1748NNF-1715
Keel Laid Down3.1758NNF-1715
Named1.3.1747NNF-1715
Launched28.7.1749NNF-1715
First Commissioned1750NNF-1715
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1715
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest NNF-1715
Designed byJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1715
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre ref:690
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Broken Up1787NNF-1715

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck145' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.096 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel127' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.2496 (135′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth39' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.6672 (41′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Displacement1,740Ton 
Burthen900Tonneaux 

Armament


1750Broadside Weight = 444 French Livre (479.1648 lbs 217.338 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
175047010 officers, 470 menNNF-1715

Service History


DateEventSource
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
20.3.17801st Action off Monti Christi
15.2.1783Action of 15th February 1783


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:690Archives départementales du Finistère : Etat de la Marine et Listes Corsaires au 01/01/1757Administration Web Site
 

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