French frigate Clorinde (1801)
|Laid down:||24 September 1796|
|Launched:||31 October 1800|
|In service:||27 June 1801|
|Captured:||30 November 1803|
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Acquired:||30 November 1803|
|Fate:||Broken up in 1817|
|Displacement:||1,350 tons (French)|
|Length:||47.3 m (155 ft)|
|Beam:||12.2 m (40 ft)|
|Draught:||5.8 m (19 ft)|
|Armament:||UD:28 x 18-pounder long guns
Spardeck:12 x 8-pounder guns
She was laid down as Havraise in 1796, and was renamed to Clorinde before her commissioning in Nantes. In 1801, she was under Emmanuel Halgan.
In February 1802, under frigate captain Pierre-Marie Le Bozec, she was sent on station at Santo Domingo. She was surrendered to the British at the surrender of Cap Francais, along with Surveillante. The Royal Navy took her into service under her existing name.
In November 1810, she was part of the squadron participating in the invasion of Isle de France.
The Royal Navy sold Clorinde on 6 March 1817 to Mr. Freake for £2,500.
Citations and references
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005) Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la Flotte de Guerre Française de Colbert à nos Jours. (Group Retozel-Maury Millau).
- Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1.
- 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