French frigate Cornélie (1797)

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Name: Cornélie
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Name: Cornélie
Renamed: Cornelia
Captured: 1808
General characteristics
Class and type: Virginie class frigate
Displacement: 720 tonnes
Length: 47.4 metres
Beam: 11.9 metres
Draught: 5.5 metres
Armament: 44 guns
Armour: Timber

The Cornélie was a 44-gun Virginie class frigate of the French Navy.

In April 1799, along with Vengeance and Sémillante, she fought against HMS St Fiorenzo and Amelia.

She took part in the Battle of Cape Finisterre and in the Battle of Trafalgar.

On 14 June 1808, she was captured by the spanish at Cadiz and brought into Spanish service as Cornelia.


  • Dictionnaire de la flotte de guerre française, Jean-Michel Roche.