French frigate Coquille (1795)

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The Coquille ("shell") was a 40-gun frigate of the French Navy, lead ship of her class.

Built as Patriote, she was renamed Coquille on 30 May 1795.

On 12 October 1798, she took part in the Battle of Tory Island, where she was captured by the British. She was subsequently recommissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Coquille, but was destroyed in an accidental fire in December. Thirteen people were killed when her magazine exploded.

Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Coquille
Builder: Bayonne
Laid down: May 1793
Launched: October 1794
In service: April 1795
Captured: 12 October 1798
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Coquille
Acquired: 12 October 1798
Fate: Accidental fire in December 1798
General characteristics
Class and type: Coquille class frigate
Tons burthen: 898 bm
Length: 43.8 metres
Beam: 11.4 metres
Draught: 5.3 metres
Depth of hold: 3.6 metres
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Ship

40 guns