French frigate Gloire (1803)

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Gloire was a 44-gun frigate of the French Navy.

She took part in Allemand's expedition of 1805. On 18 July, she captured and burnt a Prussian cutter to maintain the secrecy of the movements of the fleet, in spite of the neutrality of Prussia at the time. The next day, along with Armide, she captured HMS Ranger and burnt her.

In the Action of 25 September 1806, Armide, Gloire, Minerve and Infatigable were captured by a four-ship squadron underSamuel Hood.

She was brought into British service as HMS Gloire, [1] and broken up in 1812.


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