French frigate Caroline (1806)
The Hortense, sister-ship of Caroline
|Ordered:||24 April 1804|
|Builder:||Anvers shipyard, plans by Sané|
|Laid down:||March 1804|
|Launched:||15 August 1806|
|Captured:||21 September 1809|
|Fate:||Sold in 1817|
On 12 November 1808, the French authorities sent four new 40 gun frigates to the Indian Ocean. One of them was Caroline, under the command of Captain Jean-Baptise-Henri Feretier, which sailed from the port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands.
Caroline captured several ships, notably the two 20-gun East Indiamen Streatham and Europa on 3 May 1809, before returning to Saint-Paul. A third East Indiaman, Lord Kieth, escaped. Prize crews took Streatham and Europa to Réunion, where the British recaptured them on 21 September.
The Admiralty attempted to auction Bourbonaise at Plymouth on 18 Sep 1816 at £2500, but bidding stopped at £2000. She was broken up in 1817.
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671 - 1870. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.[page needed][self-published source?]
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