Gracieuse -> 1793 Unite -> 1796 Variante

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Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1785NNF-1774
Launched19.5.1787NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardRochefort NNF-1774
Ship ClassCharmante Class
Designed byJean-Denis Chevillard (1738-1804)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured12.4.1796NNF-1774

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck136' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)44.1728 (144′ 11″ 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)
Burthen535Ton 

Armament


19.5.1787Broadside Weight = 174 French Livre (187.7808 lbs 85.173 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1777280Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1793Renamed UniteNNF-1774
7.1793Took the Privateer Sloop Ellis (16)
14.5.1794Took the Unrated Sloop Alert (16) off the coast of Ireland
20.3.1796Action off Pointe du Raz
4.1796Renamed VarianteNNF-1774
12.4.1796Taken by Revolutionaire (36) off Brest


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
 

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