French frigate Némésis (1847)

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French frigate Némésis at the Siege of Đà Nẵng, Vietnam in 1858.
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Name: Némésis
Operator: French Navy
Builder: Brest Arsenal
General characteristics
Class and type: Artémise-class frigate[1]
Tons burthen: 2344 bm
Length: 52.5 m (172 ft) (lower deck)
Beam: 13.4 m (44 ft)
Draught: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Depth of hold: 7.05 m (23.1 ft)
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: Three-masted ship
Complement: 441
Armament: Nominally 50 guns.

The French frigate Némésis was an Artémise class screw-powered 50-gun second rate frigate of the French Navy in the 19th century. She was launched in 1847 at Brest, and participated in campaigns in Asia.

In 1857-1858, she was the flagship of Admiral Rigault de Genouilly during the Second Opium War,[2] and in Vietnam at the Siege of Đà Nẵng.[3]

She was used for harbour service at Lorient in 1866, and was scrapped in 1889.


  1. ^ Details after Boudriot, Jean, "Vaisseaux et frégates sous la Restauration et la Monarchie de Juillet" in Marine et technique au XIXe siècle.
  2. ^ Navies in Modern World History - Page 74 by Lawrence Sondhaus [1]
  3. ^ China and Her Neighbours; France in Indo-China, Russia and China, India... By R S Gundry Page 6 [2]

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