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La Boussole

30375
Nominal Guns32ref:1122
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down26.8.1830ref:1122
Launched21.5.1833ref:1122
First Commissioned9.5.1840ref:1122
How acquiredPurpose builtref:1122
ShipyardCherbourg - Normandy ref:1122
Ship ClassAriane Class (1827)ref:1122
CategoryUnratedref:1122
Ship TypeCorvetteref:1122
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:1122
Wrecked3.3.1848ref:1122

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:1122
Length of Gundeck138' 9"Imperial Feet42.0684 
Moulded Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Breadth35' 11"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold14' 1"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Draught Aft16' 3"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1015French Tonneaux994.664 
Length on the waterline137' 10"Imperial Feet41.7576 

Armament


9.5.1840Broadside Weight = 414 French Livre (446.7888 lbs 202.653 kg)ref:1122
Gun Deck24 French 16cm Paixhans
Spardeck6 French 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.5.1840229 ref:1122

Service History


DateEventSource
3.3.1848

Wrecked on Little Curaçao Island .

ref:1122


Sources


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

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