French frigate Aglaé (1788)
|Ordered:||4 November 1786|
|Launched:||6 May 1788|
|Renamed:||Fraternité on 28 September 1793|
|Fate:||Lost at sea|
|Class & type:||32-gun frigate|
|Length:||44.2 m (145 ft)|
|Beam:||11.2 m (37 ft)|
|Draught:||5.3 m (17 ft)|
The Aglaé was a 32-gun frigate of the French Navy, built to a design by P. Duhamel.
During the Revolutionary wars, she was used to ferry troops to the Caribbean, and spent two years on station at Saint Domingue. In 1793, she undertook a refit, after which she was renamed Fraternité.
During the winter 1796, she took part in the Croisière du Grand Hiver under vice-admiral Morard de Galles. On 30 December, she helped Révolution in rescuing the crew of Scevola, which foundered in the tempest off Ireland. Fraternité returned to Rochefort on 14 January 1797.
She was lost at sea in August 1802, as she sailed from Saint Domingue to France.
- Demerliac (1996), p.68, #418.
- Demerliac, Alain (1996) La Marine De Louis XVI: Nomenclature Des Navires Français De 1774 À 1792. (Nice: Éditions OMEGA).
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. p. 25. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.
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