French frigate Bellone (1779)
|Laid down:||January 1778|
|Launched:||22 August 1778|
|Captured:||12 August 1798|
|Acquired:||12 August 1798|
Hulk in Plymouth|
Broken up 1806
|Class and type:||Iphigénie class frigate|
Capture and fate
She was captured on 12 August 1798 at the Battle of Tory Island by HMS Melampus  and HMS Ethalion , and was commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Proserpine. Although officially 'under repair' at Plymouth, she was never more than a hulk, and in 1806 she was broken up.
- The number of guns was reported to be 36 or even 40. Study of the wreck confirms that the Bellone had 32.
- "Naval Database - HMS Melampus". http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/M/02977.html. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- "Naval Database - HMS Ethalion". http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/E/01661.html. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- "Age of Nelson Website - HMS Proserpine". http://www.ageofnelson.org/MichaelPhillips/info.php?ref=1802. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
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