La Comète

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Nominal Guns30NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1752NNF-1715
Acquired20.12.1752NNF-1715
First Commissioned8.1753NNF-1715
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassComète ClassNNF-1715
Designed by Joseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
Constructor Joseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième RangNNF-1715
Ship TypeFrigate NNF-1715
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1715
Captured16.3.1761NNF-1715
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Comet' (1761) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck120'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.976 (127′ 10″ Imperial)
Length of Keel107'French Feet (Pied du Roi)34.7807 (114′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 8"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.2853 (33′ 8″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.2103 (17′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen900Ton 

Armament


8.1753Broadside Weight = 112 French Livre (120.8704 lbs 54.824 kg)NNF-1715
Gun Deck26 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck4 French 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.17532099 officers, 200 menNNF-1715

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
3.9.1753 - 24.2.1754Capitaine de Vaisseau Paul Osée Bidé (Seigneur de Chezac) (1707-1764)ref:1275

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1755 - 1756Garde de la Marine Louis Le Moenne de Launay (Seigneur de la Chesnaye)ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
16.3.1761Taken by Bedford (70)


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
4.1755-1755Fleet for Louisbourg 1755  
 

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