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La Martinique -> 1831 Alcmène

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Nominal Guns32ref:1122
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1.1830ref:1122
Launched19.9.1834ref:1122
First Commissioned1.9.1837ref:1122
How acquiredPurpose builtref:1122
ShipyardSaint-Servan - Brittany ref:1122
Ship ClassAriane Class (1827)ref:1122
CategoryUnratedref:1122
Ship TypeCorvetteref:1122
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:1122
Wrecked3.6.1851ref: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


c.1842Broadside Weight = 259 French Livre (266.128 lbs 120.6965 kg)ref:1122
Gun Deck10 French 30-Pounder N°2 Short
Gun Deck4 French 16cm Paixhans
Spardeck2 French 30-Pound Carronade

Service History


DateEventSource
3.8.1831Renamed Alcmèneref:1122
17.7.1837

From the 17 to the 22 July 1837 : port lining in copper , replaced by bronze .

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12.11.1839

Sailed to Montevideo from Brest

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9.1.1840

From the 9 to the 12 January 1840 : stopover in Rio .

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23.1.1840

From the 23 January to the 23 February 1840 : stopover in Montevideo .

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26.2.1840

From the 26 February to the 24 May 1840 : stopover in Buenos-Aires .

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15.6.1840

Departure from Montevideo to resume the blockade of Buenos Aires .

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23.11.1840

From the 23 November to the 1 December 1840 : station in Montevideo .

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10.12.1840

From the 10 December 1840 to the 19 May 1841 : stopover in Rio , then return to Montevideo to redo 4 months of food .

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24.11.1841Sailed from Rochefort ref:1119
3.1.1843

Sailed to China from Rochefort

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9.1.1843

Return to Rochefort following the breakage of the main yard in a gust of wind .

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7.2.1843

Sailed for Gorée , then Rio from Rochefort

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11.4.1843

Sailed with "Cléopâtre" from Rio de Janiero

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11.5.1843

From the 11 to the 13 May 1843 : very bad weather when overtaking the bench des Aiguilles , the corvette tires and makes water through the ports and portholes .

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18.8.1843

New typhoon in front of Macao .

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4.10.1843

Stopover in Cavite , Philippines to replace 24 copper sheets missing on starboard .

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4.4.1844

Departure for North China .

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6.5.1844

Heels out of the Napa stopover .   

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25.10.1844

Typhoon between Macau and Manila , causing a waterway in front .

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13.1.1845

Replacement of 20 copper sheets in Hong-Kong .

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15.7.1845

New waterway between Manila and Macao .

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18.7.1845

Arrived for repair at Macao

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aft.19.7.1845

Delivers Archbishop Lefebvre (Bishop of Isauropolis) prisoner of the natives .

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6.1.1846

Sailed for France from Macao

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21.1.1846

Stopover for the day in Anjee , Java .

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8.3.1846

From the 8 to the 16 March 1846 , stopover in Cape Town .

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3.6.1851

Wrecked on the coast of New Zealand .

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