Le Vésuve

Mount Vésuve
Nominal Guns16EWIKI
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1794EWIKI
First Commissioned10.1795EWIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtEWIKI
ShipyardHonfleur - Normandy EWIKI
Ship ClassEtna Class
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)EWIKI
Ship TypeCorvette
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1830EWIKI


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Length of Gundeck35.95Meters117′ 11″ Imperial
Length of Keel32.48Meters106′ 6″ Imperial
Breadth9.74Meters31′ 11″ Imperial
Depth in Hold4.82Meters15′ 9″ Imperial


6.1794Broadside Weight = 144 French Livre (155.4048 lbs 70.488 kg)FWAS1786
Gun Deck16 French 18-Pounder

6.1803Broadside Weight = 120 French Livre (129.504 lbs 58.74 kg)FWAS1786
Gun Deck20 French 12-Pounder

Service History

6.1803Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Flute FWAS1786
2.1807Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Corvette FWAS1786
31.10.1815Refitted as a Unrated Hulk FWAS1786


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
FWAS1786French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861Rif Winfield & Stephen S RobertsBook

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