La Minerve -> 1865 Aberwrac'h

Nominal Guns58FNIII
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned16.10.1836FWAS1786
How acquiredPurpose builtFNIII
Shipyard FWAS1786
Ship Class58-Guns Programme - Razeed 74-GunsFNIII
CategoryFifth RateFNIII
National RatePremier RangFNIII
Ship TypeFrigate FNIII
Sailing RigShip RiggedFNIII
Broken Up12.12.1874FNIII


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Length of Gundeck55.87Meters183′ 3″ Imperial
Breadth14.45Meters47′ 4″ Imperial
Depth in Hold7.15Meters23′ 5″ Imperial


1837Broadside Weight = 1049 French Livre (1132.0808 lbs 513.4855 kg)FWAS1786
Lower Gun Deck2 French 22cm Paixhans
Lower Gun Deck26 French 36-Pounder
Spardeck28 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Spardeck2 French 18-Pounder

1850Broadside Weight = 803.5 French Livre (867.1372 lbs 393.31325 kg)FNIII
Lower Gun Deck3 French 22cm Paixhans
Lower Gun Deck1 French 50pdr
Lower Gun Deck24 French 30-Pounder
Spardeck17 French 30-Pound Carronade
Spardeck1 French 30-Pounder
Spardeck4 French 16cm Paixhans

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1837513 FWAS1786

1 Commissioned Officer

1836Lieutenant de Vaisseau Pierre-Paul de La Grandière (1807-1876)ref:631

Service History


Brazil and La Plata Station.

6.8.1848Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Training Ship FWAS1786
1854Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk FWAS1786
7.1865Renamed Aberwrac'hFWAS1786


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