French frigate Némésis (1847)

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French frigate Némésis at the Siege of Đà Nẵng, Vietnam in 1858.
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Name: Némésis
Operator: French Navy
Builder: Brest Arsenal
General characteristics
Class and type: Artémise-class frigate[1]
Tons burthen: 2344 bm
Length: 52.5m (lower deck)
Beam: 13.4m
Draught: 6.1m
Depth of hold: 7.05m
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: Three-masted ship
Complement: 441
Armament: Nominally 50 guns.

The French frigate Némésis was an Artémise class screw-powered 50-gun second rate frigate of the French Navy in the 19th century. She was launched in 1847 at Brest, and participated in campaigns in Asia.

In 1857-1858, she was the flagship of Admiral Rigault de Genouilly during the Second Opium War,[2] and in Vietnam at the Siege of Đà Nẵng.[3]

She was used for harbour service at Lorient in 1866, and was scrapped in 1889.


  1. Details after Boudriot, Jean, "Vaisseaux et frégates sous la Restauration et la Monarchie de Juillet" in Marine et technique au XIXe siècle.
  2. Navies in Modern World History - Page 74 by Lawrence Sondhaus [1]
  3. China and Her Neighbours; France in Indo-China, Russia and China, India... By R S Gundry Page 6 [2]

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