French frigate Franchise (1798)
In 1800, she sailed to South Atlantic to act as a commerce raider, along with the Concorde and Médée. While the two other frigates were captured off Rio de Janeiro, Franchise managed to return to France in the Action of 4 August 1800, running through the British blockade.
In British service, she captured the Spanish brig Raposa on 6 January 1806, and took part in the Battle of Copenhagen.
From 1808 to 1811, she escorted convoys in the Mediterranean.
In ordinary at Woolwich 1815.
|Laid down:||August 1794|
|Launched:||17 October 1797|
|In service:||May 1798|
|Captured:||28 May 1803|
|Acquired:||28 May 1803|
|Fate:||Broken up November 1815|
|Class and type:||Coquille class frigate|
|Tons burthen:||898 bm|
|Depth of hold:||3.6 metres|
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