French frigate Désirée (1796)
Capture of Désirée by HMS Dart
|Ordered:||19 March 1794|
|Laid down:||10 February 1794|
|Launched:||23 April 1796|
|Acquired:||8 July 1800 by capture|
|Fate:||Sold 22 August 1832|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Romaine class frigate|
|Tons burthen:||101650⁄94 (bm)|
|Length:||45.5 m (149 ft)|
|Beam:||11.8 m (39 ft)|
|Draught:||5 m (16 ft)|
Désirée was a Romaine-class frigate of the French Navy. The British Royal Navy captured her in 1800 and took her into service under her existing name. she was laid up in 1815, converted to a slop ship in 1823, and sold in 1832.
On 17 July 1813 she was under the command of Captain Arthur Farquarh when she captured the French privateer Esperance.[Note 1]
Desiree was laid up at Sheerness in August 1815. Between January and November 1823 she was fitted as a slop ship. She was sold for £2,020 on 22 August 1832 to Joseph Christie at Rotherhithe.
Notes, citations and references
- Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours. 1. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.
- 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) French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786 - 1861: Design Construction, Careers and Fates. (Seaforth Publishing). ISBN 9781848322042