Le Milan

Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityEmpire Français
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1806BWAS-1793
First Commissioned1.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPalinure ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byFrançois Timothée Benjamin Pestel (1763-1828)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeBrig-Corvette BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish sloop 'Achates' (1809) (16)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck97' 4 ½"Imperial Feet29.5783 
Length of Keel76' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet23.1839 
Breadth28' 3 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Burthen327 3994Tons BM 


30.10.1809Broadside Weight = 192 French Livre (207.2064 lbs 93.984 kg)BG
Gun Deck16 French 24-pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 French Canons de Fonte

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
30.10.1809115 BG

Service History

30.10.1809Taken by Surveillante (36) off UshantBG

Notes on Ship


For his burthen , the 24-pounders must be carronnades : not say by Captain Collier


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