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La Bellone

5993
Nominal Guns32
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1778
Launched2.8.1778
First Commissioned2.1779
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany
Ship ClassIphigenie Class (1777)
Designed by
Leon-Michel GuignaceFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1802
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured12.10.1798
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ Imperial)
Length of Keel120' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0838 (36′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5448 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Laden Draught Aft16' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.1968 (17′ 0″ Imperial)
Laden Draught Forward15' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.872 (15′ 11″ Imperial)
Displacementc1,150Ton 
Burthen620Ton 

Armament


2.8.1778Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777288Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1782 - 12.8.1782Capitaine de Frégate
de PiervertFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1782
TRN4

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1781Took the Cat
Le Mouche 1768-1781
French Unrated Cat

16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
14.2.1782Took the Sloop
Chaser (18) 1781-1782
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop

17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
12.8.1782Bellone vs Coventry
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island
12.10.1798Taken by
Anson (64) 1781-1807
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
at the Battle of Tory Island

12.10.1798Taken by
Ethalion (38) 1797-1799
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
at the Battle of Tory Island


 

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