La Gloire

7682
Nominal Guns40BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1802BWAS-1793
Launched20.7.1803BWAS-1793
First Commissioned10.1803BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes BWAS-1793
Ship ClassGloire ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)BWAS-1793
ConstructorMathurin CrucyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
National RateQuatrième RangBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Captured25.9.1806BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Gloire' (1806) (38)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1800
Length of Gundeck47.75Meters156′ 7″ Imperial
Length of Keel42.55Meters139′ 7″ Imperial
Breadth12.13Meters39′ 9″ Imperial
Depth in Hold6.01Meters19′ 8″ Imperial
Burthen710Ton 

Armament


20.7.1803Broadside Weight = 372 French Livre (401.4624 lbs 182.094 kg)NNF-1800
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 8-Pounder

2.1806Broadside Weight = 464 French Livre (500.7488 lbs 227.128 kg)NNF-1800
Upper Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 French 36-Pounder Obusier
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 French 8-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.9.1806650Approximate number including troops being transportedBWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1806 - 25.9.1806Chef d'escadreÉléonor Jean Nicolas Soleil (1767-1824)W005

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1.1805Put to sea from Rochefort as part of a squadron sent to capture the Island of DominiqueW005
20.2.1805The squadron entered the channel of Sainte-Lucie and chased an English convoy, but succeeded in capturing the Transport Prince-of-Asturias

W005
20.5.1805The squadron entered the road of the Isle of AixW005
16.7.1805Sailed from Rochefort as part of a squadron under Contre-Amiral Zacharie Jacques Théodore AllemandW005
17.7.1805Took the Unrated Sloop Ranger (16)
5.8.1805Took the Unrated Schooner Dove (4) on passage to Malta
14.5.1806Action of 1806-05-14
25.9.1806Action off Rochefort
25.9.1806Taken by Mars (64) off Ile d'Aix, Centaur (74) off Ile d'Aix


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1800Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1800 A 1815Alain DemerliacBook
 

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