French frigate Sirène (1795)

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The Sirène was a 40-gun Coquille class frigate of the French Navy.

Begun as Fidèle, she was commissioned as Sirène in May 1795 under lieutenant Charles Berrenger. She took part in the Expédition d'Irlande.

On 8 June 1806, as she escorted a convoy of English prizes, she encountered several British frigates. She escaped after burning the merchantmen.

Sirène took part in the Battle of Cape Finisterre on 22 July 1805. In March of the following year, she took part in an expedition to destroy English whaling ships.

On 28 March 1808, she encountered and battle British squadron before escaping to Lorient. Too badly damaged to be repaired, she was used as a hulk and broken up in 1825.

Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Sirène
Builder: Bayonne
Laid down: June 1794
Launched: 1795
In service: 1795
Fate: Broken up
General characteristics
Class and type: Coquille class frigate
Tons burthen: 898 bm
Length: 42.8 metres
Beam: 11.4 metres
Draught: 5.3 metres
Depth of hold: 3.6 metres
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Ship

40 guns