French frigate Régénérée (1794)

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Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Régénérée
Ordered: 16 May 1793
Builder: Saint Malo
Laid down: September 1793
Launched: 1 November 1794
Completed: April 1795
Captured: 27 September 1801
Career (United Kingdom) Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Name: HMS Alexandria[1]
Acquired: 27 September 1801
General characteristics
Class and type: Cocarde class frigate
Type: frigate
Tons burthen: 902 tons [1]

40 guns:

Armour: Timber

The Régénérée was a 40-gun Cocarde class frigate of the French Navy.

In 1796, she was commanded by captain Willaumez, in a squadron under Sercey.

In early 1800, Régénérée left Rochefort with Africaine to ferry supplies to Alexandria. Africaine was captured by the British on the journey, but Régénérée managed to complete her mission.

She remained there until the capitulation of the town, on 2 September 1801. She was then brought into Royal Navy service as HMS Alexandria.

Sources and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 HMS Alexandria, Naval Database