French frigate Ariane (1811)
Clorinde, sister-ship of the French frigate Ariane (1811)
|Decommissioned:||22 may 1812|
|Class and type:||Ariane class frigate|
|Length:||45.5 metres (149 ft)|
|Beam:||12.36 metres (40.6 ft)|
|Draught:||5.9 metres (19 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Sail, full rigged ship, 1,950 square metres (21,000 sq ft)|
Ariane was commissioned on 9 January 1812 under Captain Jean-Baptiste-Henri Féretier, as part of a two-frigate squadron tasked with commerce raiding in the Atlantic, that also comprised Andromaque and the brig Mameluck.
Returning to Lorient, the squadron met the 74-gun HMS Northumberland. In the ensuing Action of 22 may 1812, the two frigates ran aground trying to escape their much stronger opponent, and were set afire to prevent their capture.
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours, 1671 - 1870. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 49. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.