L'Embuscade

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Nominal Guns32NNF-1774
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Ambuscade' (1773) (32)
Captured14.12.1798NNF-1774
ShipyardGrove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured28.5.1803NNF-1774
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Ambuscade' (1803) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 3"Imperial Feet38.4077 
Length of Keel104' 1"Imperial Feet31.7056 
Breadth35' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet10.6871 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Forward8' 4"Imperial Feet2.54 
Draught Aft13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen683 8194Tons BM 

Armament


1799Broadside Weight = 168 French Livre (181.3056 lbs 82.236 kg) 
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.5.1803187 W005

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1800 - 28.5.1803Capitaine de VaisseauJean-Baptiste-Alexis Fradin (1769-1834)W005

Service History


DateEventSource
28.5.1803Taken by Victory (100)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
W005Naval History of Great Britain Volume 2 from 1793 to the accession of Georges IVWilliam JamesWeb Site
 

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