French frigate Incorruptible (1795)

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Portrait of Incorruptible by Olivier Colin.
History
France
Name: Incorruptible
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:
  • 40 guns:
  • 24 24-pounders
  • 16 8-pounders
Armour: Timber

Incorruptible was a Romaine-class frigate of the French Navy.

On 15 July 1796, under captain Bescond, she fought against the 56-gun HMS Glatton.

In 1800, she was involved in the battle of Dunkirk.

In January 1805, she was sent to observe British movements off Toulon, along with Hortense. On 4 February, they attacked a convoy, destroying 7 ships. Three days later, they encountered the convoy escorted by the 20-gun sloop HMS Arrow and the 8-gun bomb vessel HMS Acheron; the two Royal Navy vessels were destroyed, and 3 ships of the convoy captured.

In May 1807, Incorruptible, Annibal, Pomone and the corvette Victorieuse engaged HMS Spartan off Cabrera in the Mediterranean.

References[edit]

  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours 1 1671–1870. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.[page needed][self-published source?]