Le Vesuve -> 1795 Vedette -> 1795 Vesuve

Nominal Guns4NNF-1792
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1793NNF-1792
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardSt Malo NNF-1792
Ship ClassVesuve Class
Designed by Le MarchandNNF-1792
Constructor Le MarchandNNF-1792
Ship TypeGunboat


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1792
Length of Gundeck70' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)22.736 (74′ 7″ Imperial)
Length of Keel60' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)19.488 (63′ 11″ Imperial)
Breadth20' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.496 (21′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold7' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)2.4901 (8′ 2″ Imperial)


5.1793Broadside Weight = 48.5 French Livre (52.3412 lbs 23.7408 kg)NNF-1792
Gun Deck4 French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck2 Pierrier

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179384Design Complement

Service History

5.1795Renamed VedetteNNF-1792
6.1795Renamed VesuveNNF-1792
3.7.1795Taken by Melampus (36) , Hebe (38)


NNF-1792Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1792 à 1799Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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