Médée -> 1797 Frontin

Nominal Guns70FWAS1786
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyVenetian Third Rate ship of the line 'Medea' (1793) (70)
First Commissioned1798FWAS1786
ShipyardVenice ref:617
Ship ClassLeon Trionfante Class
Designed byAndrea Chiribiriref:617
ConstructorZuanne Novelloref:617
CategoryThird RateFWAS1786
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1825FWAS1786


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Length of Gundeck146.47Venetian Piedi50.7642 (166′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel126Venetian Piedi43.8102 (143′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth37Venetian Piedi12.8649 (42′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold28.50Venetian Piedi9.7356 (31′ 11″ Imperial)


20.5.1797Broadside Weight = 1078 Venetian Libbre Sottili (715.792 lbs 335.258 kg)FWAS1786
Lower Gun Deck28 Venetian 40-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 Venetian 30-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 Venetian 14-Pounder

1798Broadside Weight = 582 French Livre (628.0944 lbs 284.889 kg)FWAS1786
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-Pounder

11.1800Broadside Weight = 124 French Livre (133.8208 lbs 60.698 kg)FWAS1786
Upper Gun Deck16 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle1 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 French 24-pound Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Service History

11.11.1797Renamed FrontinFWAS1786
11.1800Refitted as a 24 gun Unrated Flûte FWAS1786

At Toulon

1809Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison hulk FWAS1786


FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook
ref:617Vascelli e Fregate della SerenissimaGruppo Modellistico Trentino di Studio e recerca storicaBook

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