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La Thétis

Nominal Guns40NNF-1774
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down10.1787NNF-1774
First Commissioned10.1788NNF-1774
How acquiredPurpose builtNNF-1774
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassNymphe Class (1782)NNF-1774
Designed by
Pierre-Augustin Lamothe Kercaradec (Sieur de Kercaradec)French
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1795
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1774
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1774
Ship TypeFrigateNNF-1774
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1774


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck144' 5"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.7743 (153′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.7289 (38′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold19' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)6.1802 (20′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen744French Tonneaux729.355 


16.6.1788Broadside Weight = 266 French Livre (287.0672 lbs 130.207 kg)NNF-1774
Upper Gun Deck26 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1777290Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

16.6.1788 - 4.11.1790Capitaine de Vaisseauref:6732.1793 - 11.1793Capitaine de Vaisseau
Pierre Jean Van StabelFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1795

Service History

17.12.1806Took the Gun-brig
Netley (16) 1798-1806
British 16 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
off Guadeloupe

10.11.1808Capture of the Thetis
10.11.1808Taken by
Amethyst (36) 1799-1811
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Bay of Biscay


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