La Chiffone

Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down10.11.1794BWAS-1793
First Commissioned31.1.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes EWIKI
Ship ClassHeureuse ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byPierre Degay (1758-1819)EWIKI
ConstructorAntoine CrucyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
National RateQuatrième RangBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Chiffone' (1801) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentFWAS1786
Length of Gundeck44.18Meters144′ 11″ Imperial
Breadth11.18Meters36′ 8″ Imperial
Depth in Hold5.63Meters18′ 5″ Imperial


31.8.1799Broadside Weight = 192 French Livre (207.2064 lbs 93.984 kg)EWIKI
Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-Pounder

1.1801Broadside Weight = 228 French Livre (246.0576 lbs 111.606 kg)FWAS1786
Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1801282 FWAS1786
1.1801209Peace time complementFWAS1786

1 Commanding Officer

31.1.1801 - 19.8.1801Capitaine de FrégatePierre Guieysse (1766-1853)TRN4

Service History

19.8.1801Capture of the Chiffone
19.8.1801Taken by Sybille (38) off the Seychelles


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