Sibylle-class frigate

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Debut de l action entre la Magicienne et la Sibylle janvier 1783.jpg
Start of the action between HMS Magicienne and La Sibylle, 2 January 1783.
Class overview
Name: Sibylle
Operators:
Planned: 5
Completed: 5
General characteristics
Displacement: 600 tonnes
Length: 43.9 metres
Beam: 11.2 metres
Draught: 5.4 metres
Propulsion: Sail
Complement: 260
Armament:
  • 32 guns:
  • 26 12-pound long guns on upper deck
  • 6 8-pound long guns on quarter deck and forecastle
Armour: Timber
End of the action between HMS Magicienne and La Sibylle, 2 January 1783.

The Sibylle class was a class of five 32-gun sail frigates designed by Jacques-Noël Sané and built for the French Navy in the late 1770s. They carried 26 x 12-pounder guns on the upper deck and 6 x 8-pounder guns on the forecastle and quarter deck.

Builder: Brest
Begun: April 1777
Launched: 1 September 1777
Fate: Captured by the Royal Navy in February 1783, broken up in 1784
Builder: Saint Malo
Begun: October 1778
Launched: 31 May 1779
Fate: Captured by the Royal Navy in December 1797, becoming HMS Nereide; retaken by the French Navy in August 1810, but destroyed at the Battle of Grand Port in December 1810.
Builder: Nantes
Begun: October 1778
Launched: 11 August 1779
Fate: Wrecked in Chesapeake Bay in November 1793.
Builder: Saint Malo
Begun: December 1778
Launched: 18 January 1779
Fate: Lost in a tempest on 17 March 1780 off St Lucia
Builder: Nantes
Begun: December 1778
Launched: 25 October 1779
Fate: Broken up in 1797.


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