French frigate Thétis (1788)

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Capture of the Thétis by HMS Amethyst on 10 November 1808, by Thomas Whitcombe
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Name: Thétis
Ordered: 4 November 1786
Builder: Brest
Laid down: September 1785
Launched: 16 June 1788
Captured: 10 November 1808
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Name: HMS Brune[1]
Struck: 1838
General characteristics
Class and type: Nymphe class frigate
Type: frigate
Displacement: 750 tonnes
Length: 46.9 metres
Beam: 11.9 metres
Height: 5.8 metres

26 x 18-pdr long guns

8 8-pounders
Armour: Timber

The Thétis was a 40-gun Nymphe class frigate frigate of the French Navy.

From 1790, she served in various diplomatic missions in the Indian Ocean, before returning for a refit in Brest in 1793.

From 1795, she was shuttled from France to Guadeloupe.

She took part in the Invisible Squadron of Zacharie Allemand, before returning to Martinique along with the 16-gun brig Lynx.

The Chroniques de la Marine Française report that in 1807, she captured a 18-gun brig name Methly[2]

She was captured off Lorient by HMS Amethyst in the Action of 10 November 1808[3], and brought in British service as HMS Brune.

External links

  1. HMS Brune, Naval Databse
  2. Chroniques de la Marine Française, Fulgence Girard & Jules Lecomte, tome 5, p. 21. Paris, 1837.
  3. HMS Amethyst and "Thetis"