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French 24-pdr. Frigates

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year

Guns

Gun sizes

Dimensions
(feet=324,84mm or metres)

Notes

Pourvoyeuse

1772

1772

Lorient

1786
(1794)

38

26-24,
12-8

154-0 x 38-0 x 16-6
139 keel
19/19-6 dr.

Actually these two Boux designed vessel were rated as a storeships, and their main armament reduced to 18 pdrs.

Consolante

1772

1775

Lorient

1785
(1784)

Romaine Class (frigate/sloop)

Romaine

1794

1794

Le Havre

1816

30-40

20-24x24
10-16x8
1-12”

140 x 36-4 x 17-9
124 keel
15-6/15-6 dr.
1071 t.

BU 1816.

Immortalité

1794

1795

Lorient

1798

42

Taken by RN.
145-2 x 39-2 x 11-5, 1010 tons.

Impatiente

1794

1795

Lorient

1796

37

Wrecked 1796.

Incorriptible

1794

1795

Dieppe

1815

32-40

Disarmed 1814.

Revanche

1794

1795

Dieppe

1818

32-40

Disarmed 1818.

Libre

1794

1796

Le Havre

1805

38/40

Taken by RN.
1009 tons.

Comete

1794

1796

Le Havre

1810

34/35

BU 1810.

Désirée

1794

1796

Dunkerque

1800

40

Taken by RN.
147-3 x 39-2,75 x 11-9, 1016 tons.

Poursuivante

1794

1796

Dunkerque

1807

38/40

hulked? 1807.

Résistance Class

Résistance

1794

1795

Nantes

1797

48

28-24,
20-12

150(wl.) x 39 x 19-10
132 keel
16/18 dr.
1556 t.

P.Degay design.
Taken by RN.
160-6 x 40-8,5 x 13-3,5e
1182 tons

Vengeance

1793

1794

Nantes

1800

Taken by RN.
160-0 x 147-10 x 41-9 x 15-9 e
1370 tons, guns: 28-18, 10-9 pdrs.

Forte Class

Forte

1794

1794

Lorient

1799

48-58

28/30-24,
16/20-8,
4-36o.
2-57c.
2-12coul.

160 x 40 x 17-5
158-2(wl.)
148 keel
18-6/19 dr.
2042-2062 t.

Dim Selon:
157-6 x 40-3 x 21-9
x 17-3, 1931 t.

F.Caro design.
Taken by RN.
170-0 x 139-2 x 43-6 x ? e
1401 tons.

Égyptienne

1798

1799

Toulon

1801

Taken by RN.
169-8 x 141-4,75 x 43-8 x 15-1 e
1434 tons.
Guns : 28-24, 4-9, 16-32c.

Jeanne d' Arc Class

Jeanne d' Arc

1819

1820

Brest

1833

58

As built:
30-24
26-36c.
2-18

51,97 (wl.)x
13,16 (mld)x
6,51 (mean) m.

C.Simon design.
Stricken 1833.
Still existed in 1850 as a training ship.

Amazone

1820

1821

Brest

1841

As built:
30-24
26-36c.
2-18
c.1827:
30-24
18-24c.
2-18
1828:
28-24
22-24c.
2-18

51,97 (wl.)x
13,16 (mld.)x
6,51 (mean) m.

C.Simon design.
Stricken 1841.

Clorinde

Clorinde

1819

1821

Cherbourg

1833

58/52

1823:
30-24
26-36c.
2-24
1828:
28-24
22-24c.
2-18

50,60 (wl.) x
13,16 (mld) x
? m.

L.Bretocq design.
Disposed 1833.
BU 1834-5.

Vestale Class

Vestale

1820

1822

Rochefort

1834

58

1827:
28-24
22-24c.
2-18

51,97 (wl.)x
52,60(venus)x
13,16 (mld.)x
6,35 (mean) m.

Disposed 1834.

Venus

1820

1823

Lorient

1847

1824:
30-24
26-24c.
2-18
1827:
26-24
22-24c.
2-18
1841:
28-30
18-30c.
4-16cm

Renamed Utile 1846, and made a hulk.
Stricken 1847.

Atlante

1821

1825

Lorient

1850

1833:
30-24
26-24c.
1839:
30-24
20-24c.

Stricken 1850.
Later made a storage hulk.
Renamed Bache before 1865.
Service again from 1887 at Saigon area.
The hull sank there 1890.

Cérès / Maria Thérèse Class

Cérès

1820

1823

Toulon

1856

58

1823:
30-24
24-24c.
2-18
1830:
30-24
26-24c.
2-18
1840:
30-24
20-24c.
2-18

51,97 (wl.)x
13,16 (mld.)x
6,07 (mean)x
6,43 (max) m.

Marie-Thérèse 1823.
Calypso in 1830.
Stricken 1856.
BU 1885.
H.Garnier & St-Maurice design.

Siréne

1820

1823

Toulon

1861

1834:
28-24
22-24c.
2-18
1845:
26-24
2-22cm
20-24c.
4-16cm

Not listed in Boudriot's list.
Stricken 1861.
BU 1871.

Artemise Class

Artémise

1826 

1828

Lorient  

1840 

 52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c.1830:
28-24
22-24c.
2-18
1835:
28-30
22-30c.
2-18
1848:
24-30
4-22cm
18-30c.
4-16cm 

52,00 (wl.)x
52,80 (deck)x
13,40 (mld.)x
13,78 (ext.)x
6,30 (mean)x
6,70 (max)x
5,90 (depth) m.

Beam of Lorient
ships was:
13,36/13,72 m.

2300 t.
displacement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hubert design.
Stricken 1840.
Renamed Arc en Ciel before 1865.
BU 1887 after serving as a hulk.

Andromède  

1827 

1833 

Lorien

1860 

c.1836:
28-24
22-24c.
2-18 
1840:
28-30
18-30c.
4-16cm
1851:
24-30
4-22cm
18-30c.
4-16cm  

Stricken 1860.
Became a hulk.
Renamed  Athlète 1883.
BU 1887.

Néréide  

1828 

1836 

Lorient 

1887 

c.1837:
28-30
18-30c.
4-16cm 
1840:
26-30
2-22cm
18-30c.
6-16cm 

Stricken 1887.
Guard hulk until BU 1896.

Gloire

1827 

1837 

Rochefort 

1847 

c.1839:
24-30
4-16cm
18-30c.
4-16cm  

Lost in west coast of Korea
with corcette Victorieuse.

Cléopatre  

1827 

1838 

St.Servan 

1864 

c.1842:
28-30
18-30c.
4-16cm  

Stricken 1864.
Became storage hulk.
BU 1869.

Danaé 

1827 

1838 

St.Servan 

1858
steam  

c.1840:
28-30
18-30c.
4-16cm  

Steam 1858.

Virginie  

1827 

1842 

Rochefort 

1881 

c.1844:
26-30
2-22cm
18-30c.
4-16cm 

Stricken 1881.
Storage hulk after that.
BU 1888.

Circe  

1847

 -

Rochefort

1860
steam

 

 Steam 1860.

Hermione  

1847

 -

Brest  

1860
steam

 

 Steam 1860.

Junon  

1847

 -

Brest

1861
steam

 

 Steam 1861.

Flore  

1847

 -

Rochefort 

1869
steam

 

 Steam 1869.

Poursuivante Class

Poursuivante

1827 

1844 

Toulon  

1864 

52 

 

 

1847:
28-30
18-30c.
4-16cm
1854:
24-30
4-22cm
18-30c.
4-16cm  

52,00(wl.)x
52,50 (deck)x
13,40 (mld.)x
13,78 (ext.)x
6,30 (mean)x
6,50 (max)x
5,90 (depth) m.

2303 t. displacement.  

Stricken 1864.
Became a hulk in 1862.
BU 1890. 

Zenobie  

1828 

1847 

Toulon

1858
steam  

1854:
24-30
4-22cm
18-30c.
4-16cm 

Steam 1858. 

Sibylle  

1829 

1847 

Toulon  

1881 

1854:
24-30
4-22cm
18-30c.
4-16cm  

BU 1883. 

Nemesis Class 

Némésis 

1828 

1847 

Brest  

1866 

52 

 

1857:
20-30
8-22cm
16-30c.
2-30 

52,00(wl.)x
52,45 (deck)x
13,40 (mld.)x
13,78 (ext.)x
6,30 (mean) m.


2303 t. displacement

 

Stricken 1866.
Became barracks hulk.
BU 1888.
 

Pandore  

1829 

1846 

Brest  

1858
steam  

 

Steam 1858. 

Alceste Class 

Alceste 

1829 

1846 

Cherbourg  

1886 

52 

 

 

52,00(wl.)x
52,46 (deck)x
13,40 (mld.)x
13,78 (ext.)x
6,30 (mean)x
6,50 (max)x
5,90 (depth) m.

2303 t. displacement.  

 

Stricken 1886.
Became a hospital hulk.
BU 1891. 

Reine Blanche 

1830 

1837 

Cherbourg  

1859 

1841:
28-30
18-30c.
4-16cm
1847:
24-30
4-22cm
18-30c.
4-16cm 

Stricken 1859.
Renamed Vigoreux before 1865.
Became mooring hulk.
BU 1885. 

 Amazoze Class 

Amazoze

1845 

Brest  

1858
steam  

50 

 

Designed
28-30
18-30c.
4-16cm 

 

52,00 (wl.)x
14,07 (mld.)x
6,30 (mean) m.

2260 t. displacement.

 

Steam Transport 1858.
Disabled in a storm 1871.
Stricken 1872. 

Bellone  

1845 

1853 

Cherbourg  

1858
steam 

Steam 1858. 

 The next 50-gun class ships laid down 1845-47, and launched 1856-62 as a steam frigates : Dryade, Astree, Magicienne, Themis.