French frigate Railleuse (1689)

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1/50th scale model of Railleuse, on display at the Swiss Museum of Transport.
History
French Navy EnsignFrance
NameRailleuse
Namesake"banteter", "jester" (female form)
BuilderDunkirk[1]
Launched1683[1]
FateDestroyed on 5 August 1703[1]
General characteristics
Class and typeFrigate
Displacement169 tonnes [1]
Length28.6 m (94 ft) [1]
Beam4.4 m (14 ft) [1]
Draft3.1 m (10 ft) [1]
PropulsionSail
Complement90
Armament18 × 6-pounder long guns
Armourtimber

The Railleuse was an 18-gun frigate of the French Navy, launched in 1689.

Career[edit]

Under Captain Jean Bart, Railleuse ferried François Louis, Prince of Conti to Poland, departing Dunkirk on 6 September 1697 and reaching Gdańsk on the 20th. She then returned him to France on 11 December.

She was destroyed by fire on 5 August 1703, along with Joyeuse, when three English ships of the line attacked the convoy that she was escorting.

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Roche, p.370

Bibliography[edit]

  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours. 1. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 370. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922.