La Seine

Nominal Guns40
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateTroisième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Seine' (1798) (36)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck156' 9"Imperial Feet47.5529 
Length of Keel131' 4 ⅛"Imperial Feet39.932 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold12' 4 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen1,145 8794Tons BM 


1798Broadside Weight = 352 French Livre (379.8784 lbs 172.304 kg)BNF3
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 30-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 8-Pounder
Upper Deck Bow Chaser28 French 18-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders

1796 - 9.9.1796Lieutenant de Vaisseau Latour (d.1796)E-WIKI1798 - 30.6.1798Lieutenant de Vaisseau Julien-Gabriel BigotTRN4

Service History

14.7.1794Took the Sloop Hound (16) off the Scilly Isles
9.9.1796Action off Sumatra
29.6.1798Capture of the Seine
30.6.1798Taken by Jason (38) in the Breton Passage
30.6.1798Taken by Pique (34) in the Breton Passage


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Sunday 19th of June 2016 07:46

Thanks Laurent, I've added the information

Posted by Laurent B on Sunday 19th of June 2016 05:29

For 1798:
28 guns 18pds
10 guns 8 pds
4 caronades 36
Given in ''Batailles navales de la France III''. O Troude

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