La Comète

7574
Nominal Guns30NNF-1715
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down1.1752NNF-1715
Acquired20.12.1752NNF-1715
First Commissioned8.1753
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassComète Class
Designed byJoseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph-Louis OllivierNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateNNF-1715
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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

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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/041755Fleet for Louisbourg 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
 

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