French frigate Sérieuse (1779)
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|Ordered:||28 August 1778|
|Laid down:||March 1779|
|Launched:||28 August 1779|
|Fate:||Scuttled on 2 Sugust 1798 after the Battle of the Nile to avoid capture|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Magicienne-class frigate|
|Displacement:||1,100 tons (French)|
|Length:||44.12 m (144.8 ft) (overall)
38.66 m (126.8 ft) (keel)
|Beam:||11.21 m (36.8 ft)|
|Draught:||5.2 m (17 ft) (laden(|
|Armament:||Upperdeck:26 × 12-pounder long guns
Spardeck:6 × 6-pounder long guns
In 1781, Sérieuse ferried soldiers after the Invasion of Minorca.
She was at Toulon when the British captured the city. When they left, on 18 December 1793, they attempted to burn her, but the French managed to extinguish the fire and save the ship.
In 1798, she took part in the Expedition of Egypt, and in the Battle of the Nile. She attempted to reinforce the crew of Tonnant by sending 150 men of her own crew. She was sunk by HMS Orion the night after.
Citations and references
- Wifield and Roberts (2015 forthcoming), Chap. 5.
- Winfield, Rif & Stephen S Roberts (2015 Forthcoming) French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786 - 1862: Design Construction, Careers and Fates. (Seaforth Publishing). ISBN 9781848322042