French frigate Aglaé (1788)

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Name: Aglaé
Namesake: Pasithea
Ordered: 4 November 1786
Builder: Brest
Laid down: 1787
Launched: 6 May 1788
Commissioned: 1788
Decommissioned: September 1802
Renamed: Fraternité on 28 September 1793
Fate: Lost at sea
General characteristics
Class and type: 32-gun frigate
Displacement: 700 tonnes
Length: 44.2 m (145 ft)
Beam: 11.2 m (37 ft)
Draught: 5.3 m (17 ft)

26 × 12-pounder long guns 10 × 6-pounder long guns

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Armour: Timber

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.

Under lieutenant de vaisseau Gourrège, she cruised off Spain, and later she took part in the Battle of Groix on 23 June 1795 under lieutenant de vaisseau Florinville.

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.[1]


  1. ^ 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.