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Nominal Guns26ref:1122
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1812ref:1122
Launched16.2.1817ref:1122
First Commissioned15.3.1817ref:1122
How acquiredPurpose builtref:1122
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders ref:1122
Designed by
Louis Jean Baptiste BretocqFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1794-1830
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CategoryUnratedref:1122
Ship TypeCorvetteref:1122
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:1122
Deleted from list2.11.1827ref:1122

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:1122
Length of Gundeck38.98Meters127′ 10″ Imperial
Breadth10.03Meters32′ 10″ Imperial
Draught Aft4.55Meters14′ 11″ Imperial
Burthen752French Tonneaux737.187 

Armament


bef.15.3.1817Broadside Weight = 300 French Livre (323.76 lbs 146.85 kg)ref:1122
Gun Deck18 French 24-Pounder Carronade
Gun Deck2 French 12-Pounder
Spardeck6 French 24-Pounder Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
bef.15.3.1817166and moreref:1122

Service History


DateEventSource
7.8.1823Refitted as a Unrated Corvette razeed and converted to an open-battery corvette at Brest .ref:1122
bef.31.12.1827

Completion of scrapping at Brest .

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Notes on Ship


Descriptionref:1122

The last of a class designed by Bretocq and Sané which was very similar to the "Victorieuse" of 1806, designed by Poncet and Sané : whose dimensions are given above : 6 more 24p carr. were probably added on her spardeck .



Sources


IDNameAuthorType
ref:1122www.shipscribe.comStephen S. Roberts, Web Site
 

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