French frigate Romaine (1794)

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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Romaine.
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The Poursuivante, sister-ship of the Romaine
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Romaine
Namesake: Rome
Builder: Le Havre
Laid down: April 1794
Launched: 1 October 1794
In service: December 1794
Struck: 19 February 1804
Fate: Broken up 1816
General characteristics
Class & type: Romaine class frigate
Displacement: 700 tonnes
Length: 45.5 m (149 ft)
Beam: 11.8 m (39 ft)
Draught: 5 m (16 ft)
Propulsion: Sail
Armament: 40 guns:
  • 24 24-pounders
  • 16 8-pounders
Armour: Timber

The Romaine was the lead ship of the Romaine class frigate of the French Navy.

She took part in the Expédition d'Irlande and in the Battle of Tory Island.

She cruised to New York in 1802, and was condemned in 1804. In 1805 she was converted to a troop ship but never sailed again, and she was eventually broken up in 1816.

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