La Gloire

Nominal Guns38W033
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1707W033
How acquiredPurpose builtW033
ShipyardLorient - Brittany W033
Designed byLaurent HelieW033
CategoryFifth RateW033
National RateQuatrième RangW033
Ship TypeFrégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie) W033
Sailing RigShip RiggedW033
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Sweepstakes' (1709) (42)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck120' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth32' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.3936 (34′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.2765 (14′ 0″ Imperial)


1707Broadside Weight = 164 French Livre (176.9888 lbs 80.278 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck10 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 4-Pounder

2 Commanding Officers

1707Capitaine de Frégate de la JailleFWIKI1708Capitaine de Frégate de la Jailleref:1010

Service History

10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard

Retook in compagny of the Astrée the ship Notre-Dame de Philbé

14.5.1709Taken by Chester (54) BWAS-1603


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