Nominal Guns38
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1790
ShipyardBrest - Brittany
CategoryFifth Rate
National RateQuatrième Rang
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Arethuse' (1793) (38)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck152' 0"Imperial Feet46.3296 
Breadth126' 10"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Depth in Hold39' 8 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,063 7094Tons BM 

Service History

24.6.1795Action of 1795-06-24


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Posted by Lieste on Wednesday 26th of August 2020 13:12

Obviously there is some error here. This Arethuse either cannot have participated as the French frigate in the Action of 1795 or isn't the ship captured from Toulon in 1793.

I don't have the resources or time on hand to resolve.

Posted by ERIC DELEMER on Monday 18th of November 2019 14:15

beware not to mingle the French Aréthuse that became HMS Undaunted in july 1795 and wreck in August 1796 and the HMS Undaunted, another Frigate launched in 1807, a Lively-class fifth-rate 38-gun of the British Royal Navy!

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