French frigate Thémis (1801)

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Thémis with Santa Ana in tow in the aftermath of the Battle of Trafalgar.
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Name: Thémis
Fate: Broken up
General characteristics
Class and type: Coquille class frigate
Tons burthen: 898 bm
Length: 42.8 m (140 ft)
Beam: 11.4 m (37 ft)
Draught: 5.3 m (17 ft)
Depth of hold: 3.6 m (12 ft)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Ship

The Thémis was a 40-gun Coquille class frigate of the French Navy.

She took part in the Battle of Cape Finisterre and in the Battle of Trafalgar. After the battle of Trafalgar, she took Principe de Asturias in tow to safety in Cadiz.

In early 1808, she raided commerce with Pénélope and sailed to Toulon. From there, she was tasked to ferry supplies to Corfu, along with Pauline. She was trapped there and eventually seized by the British when they captured the island.


  • Dictionnaire de la flotte de guerre française, Jean-Michel Roche.