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La Perle

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Nominal Guns18NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down2.1768NNF-1774
Launched30.8.1768NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Constructor
Pierre-Augustin Lamothe Kercaradec (Sieur de Kercaradec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1782
NNF-1774
CategoryUnratedNNF-1774
Ship TypeCorvetteNNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774
Captured5.7.1780NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck100' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)32.48 (106′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel87' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)28.2576 (92′ 8″ Imperial)
Breadth26' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.4448 (27′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2224 (13′ 10″ Imperial)
Burthen280French Tonneaux275.099 

Armament


1769Broadside Weight = 52 French Livre (56.1184 lbs 25.454 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck16 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769140 NNF-1774

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1773Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Chevalier Louis-André-Joseph de LombardFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1782
E-WIKI
1778Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Charles de Mengaud de la HayeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1782
E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
26.2.1778

On 26 February 1778, Mengaud received orders to patrol between Ushant and The Lizard.

E-WIKI
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
6.7.1780Taken by
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line


 

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