Le Melpomène

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Nominal Guns36NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1788NNF-1774
Launched6.8.1789NNF-1774
First Commissioned4.1792
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardToulon NNF-1774
Ship ClassJunon Class
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured10.8.1794NNF-1774
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Melpomene' (1794) (38)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck142' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.1216 (151′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel128' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.5744 (136′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.6928 (38′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Displacementc1,330Ton 
Burthen700Ton 

Armament


6.8.1789Broadside Weight = 274 French Livre (295.7008 lbs 134.123 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1782325Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
10.8.1794Taken by the British by Hoods squadron at Calvi


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
 

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