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Le Vésuve

Mount Vésuve
Nominal Guns16E-WIKI
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1794E-WIKI
First Commissioned10.1795E-WIKI
How acquiredPurpose builtE-WIKI
ShipyardHonfleur - Normandy E-WIKI
Ship ClassEtna Class
Designed by
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Ship Builder
Service 1778-1805
Ship TypeCorvette
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1830E-WIKI


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


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