French frigate Clorinde (1801)

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Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Clorinde
Namesake: Clorinda
Builder: Nantes
Laid down: 24 September 1796
Launched: 31 October 1800
In service: 27 June 1801
Captured: 30 November 1803
Career (Great Britain) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Clorinde[1]
Acquired: 30 November 1803
Fate: Broken up in 1817
General characteristics
Displacement: 700 tonnes
Length: 47.3 metres
Beam: 12.2 metres
Draught: 5.8 metres
Propulsion: Sail

28 18-pounder long guns

12 8-pounders
Armour: Timber

The Clorinde was a 44-gun Uranie class frigate of the French Navy.

She was laid down as Havraise in 1796, and was renamed to Clorinde before her commissioning in Nantes. In 1801, she was under Emmanuel Halgan.

In February 1802, under frigate captain Pierre-Marie Le Bozec, she was sent on station at Santo Domingo. She was surrendered to the British when Santo Domingo fell, along with Surveillante, and brought into British service as HMS Clorinde [2].

In November 1810, she was part of the squadron that took possession of Isle of France.

Sources and references

  1. Naval Database
  2. NAVAL HISTORY, by William James