La Désirée

22377
Nominal Guns40BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1794BWAS-1793
Launched23.4.1796BWAS-1793
First Commissioned12.1798
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDunkerque BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRomaine Class
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured8.7.1800BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Desiree' (1800) (36)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck147' 3"Imperial Feet44.8072 
Length of Keel124' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet37.8016 
Breadth39' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet11.9063 
Depth in Hold11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Burthen1,016 5094Tons BM 

Armament


23.4.1796Broadside Weight = 336 French Livre (362.6112 lbs 164.472 kg)FWIKI
Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 8-Pounder

Service History


DateEventSource
7.7.1800Attack on Dunkirk
8.7.1800Taken by Dart (28) cut out of Dunkirk Roads


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
 

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