French frigate Désirée (1796)

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For other ships of the same name, see French ship Désirée.
Dart & Desiree.jpg
Capture of Désirée by HMS Dart
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Désirée
General characteristics
Class and type: Romaine class frigate
Displacement: 700 tonnes
Length: 45.5 m (149 ft)
Beam: 11.8 m (39 ft)
Draught: 5 m (16 ft)
Propulsion: Sail
Armament: 24 × 24-pounders + 16 × 8-pounders
Armour: Timber

The Désirée was a Romaine class frigate of the French Navy.

HMS Dart, under Patrick Campbell, captured Désirée on 8 July 1800 in the Raid on Dunkirk.[1] Many British vessels shared in the proceeds of the capture.[2]