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Summaries of Data Extracted from
Naval history of Great Britain
by
William James

A list of ships of the line and frigates, late belonging to the French navy, captured, destroyed, wrecked, foundered, or accidentally burnt.

NB This listing does not at the present time include any vessels of a lesser rating than a frigate, although I may include a few in the future.

Date Rate Gun   Ship How and where lost
March 3, 1799 4th Rate  50 (T) Leander Captured by the Russians and Turks on the surrender of Corfu and restored to England by the Emperor of Russia.
February 28, 1799   Frigate 44 (W) Forte Captured by the British frigate Sibylle off Bengal river, East Indies.
June 18 1799 Frigate 38 (B) Junon Captured by a British squadron under Captain Markham, of the Centaur, in the Mediterranean.
June 18 1799 Frigate 38 (D) Alceste Captured by a British squadron under Captain Markham, of the Centaur, in the Mediterranean.
June 18 1799 Frigate 38 (D) Courageuse Captured by a British squadron under Captain Markham, of the Centaur, in the Mediterranean.
November 10, 1799 Frigate 36 - Charente Wrecked, on entering Lorient.
December 11, 1799 Frigate 36 - Preneuse Destroyed, after having been run on shore near Port-Louis, Isle of France by the Tremendous, 74, and Adamant, 50.
February 9, 1799 Frigate 36 - Prudente Captured by the British frigate Daedalus, near the Cape of Good Hope.
August 20, 1799 Frigate 36 - Vestale Captured by the British frigate Clyde, off Borden,
March 3, 1799 Frigate 28 - Brune Captured with the Leander at Corfu
August 26, 1799 Frigate 28 - Républicaine Captured by the British frigate Tamar, off Surinam
March 30, 1800 3rd Rate 80 (K) Guillaume-Tell Captured by a British squadron off Malta.
February 18, 1800 3rd Rate 74 (M) Généreux Captured by a British squadron in the Mediterranean.
September 4, 1800 3rd Rate 64 (P) Athénien Captured at the surrender of Malta.
September 4, 1800 3rd Rate 64 (P) Dégo Captured at the surrender of Malta.
August 5, 1800 Frigate 40 (Z) Concorde Captured by the British 64, Belliqueux, near Rio-Janeiro, South America.
August 24, 1800 Frigate 40 (Z) Diane Captured by a British squadron off Malta.
August 25, 1800 Frigate 40 (Z) Vengeance Captured by the British 38-gun frigate Seine, in the Mona Passage.
July 8, 1800 Frigate 38 (B) Désirée Captured by the British 28-gun sloop Dart, in Dunkirk roads.
February, 6, 1800 Frigate 38 (B) Pallas Captured by the Loire, British frigate and others near the Seven islands, coast of France.
September 4, 1800 Frigate 36 Carthagénoise Captured with the Athénien and Dégo
August 5, 1800 Frigate 36 Médée Captured by the Bombay-Castle and Exeter India-man, in sight of the Belliqueux 64, and convoy.
October 22, 1800 Frigate 28   Vénus Captured by the British frigates Indefatigable and Fisgard, off Lisbon.
July 12, 1801 3rd Rate 74 (N) Saint-Antoine Captured by squadron of Sir James Saumarez, Straits of Gibraltar.
September 2, 1801 3rd Rate 64 ... Causse Captured by a combined British and Turkish force at the capitulation of Alexandria.
September 2, 1801 Frigate 44 (W) Egyptienne Captured by a combined British and Turkish force at the capitulation of Alexandria.
February 19 1801 Frigate 40 (Z) Africaine Captured by the British frigate Phoebe, Mediterranean .
September 2, 1801 Frigate 40 ... Justice Captured with Egyptienne, and transferred to the Turks.
August 3, 1801 Frigate 38 (B) Carrère Captured by a squadron of British frigates, Mediterranean.
September 2, 1801 Frigate 36 ... Bravoure Destroyed by being driven on shore, by a squadron of British frigates off Vado.
August 19 1801 Frigate 36 (D) Chiffonne Captured by the British frigate Sibylle, at the Seychelles.
February 5, 1801 Frigate 36 (D) Dédaigneuse Captured by a squadron of British frigates, off the coast of Portugal
September 2, 1801 Frigate 36 (D) Régénérée Captured with the Egyptienne.
September 2, 1801 Frigate 32 (H) Succès Captured by a squadron of British frigates, Mediterranean.
September 2, 1801 Frigate 32 ... Name unknown Captured with Egyptienne.
September 2, 1801 Frigate 32 ... Name unknown Captured with Egyptienne.
July 25, 1803 3rd Rate 74 (M) Duquesne Captured by the Bellerophon and Vanguard 74s, and others off St. Domingo.
July 1, 1803 Frigates 40 (Z) Créole Captured by a British squadron under Captain Henry W. Bayntun, off St. Domingo.
November 30, 1803 Frigate 40 (Z) Clorinde Captured by a, British squadron, under Captain John Loring, at the surrender of Cape Francais, St. Domingo.
November 30, 1803 Frigate 40 (Z) Surveillante Captured by a, British squadron, under Captain John Loring, at the surrender of Cape Francais, St. Domingo.
November 30, 1803 Frigate 40 (Z) Vertu Captured by a, British squadron, under Captain John Loring, at the surrender of Cape Francais, St. Domingo.
May 28, 1803 Frigate 36 (D) Franchise Captured by a British squadron in the Channel.
May 28, 1803 Frigates 32 (H) Embuscade Captured by the I00-gun ship Victory, on passage to Gibraltar.
November 27, 1803 Frigates 28 (H) Baïonnaise Destroyed, by her own crew, after having been chased on shore near Cape Finisterre by the Ardent 64.
November 3, 1805 3rd Rate 80 (K) Formidable Captured by a British squadron under Sir Richard John Strachan
November 3, 1805 3rd Rate 74 (M) Duguay-Trouin Captured by a British squadron under Sir Richard John Strachan
November 3, 1805 3rd Rate 74 (M) Mont-Blanc Captured by a British squadron under Sir Richard John Strachan
November 3, 1805 3rd Rate 74 (M) Scipion Captured by a British squadron under Sir Richard John Strachan
October 24 or 25, 1805 3rd Rate 80 (M) Indomptable Wrecked, off Rota, near Cadiz
October 21, 1805 3rd Rate 80   Bucentaure rec Captured at the Battle of Trafalgar: recaptured.
October 21, 1805 3rd Rate 74   Achille The Achille was accidentally burnt before possession could be taken; and the Bucentaure and Algesiras were recaptured but the former was wrecked immediately after wards. The remainder of the prizes except the Swiftsure, were lost or destroyed.
October 21, 1805 3rd Rate 74   Aigle
October 21, 1805 3rd Rate 74   Algesiras rec
October 21, 1805 3rd Rate 74   Berwick
October 21, 1805 3rd Rate 74   Fougueux
October 21, 1805 3rd Rate 74   Intrepide
October 21, 1805 3rd Rate 74   Redoutable
October 21, 1805 3rd Rate 74 (O) Swiftsure
December, 1805 Frigates 40 (O) Atalante Wrecked near the Cape of Good Hope.
August 10, 1805        Frigates 40 (Z) Didon Captured by the Phoenix frigate off Cape Finisterre.
February 23, 1805 Frigates 40 (Z) Ville-de-Milan Captured by the Leander 50, Halifax station.
December 24, 1805 Frigates 38   Libre Captured by the Egyptienne and Loire, off Rochefort
February 23, 1805 Frigates 32 (H) Cleopatra Recaptured with Ville-de-Milan.
February 14, 1805 Frigates 32 (G) Psyche Captured by the British frigate San-Fiorenzo, East Indies.
February, 6, 1806 1st Rate 120   Impérial Destroyed, after an action, with a British squadron under Vice-admiral the Sir J. T. Duckworth, off road of Santo-Domingo, West Indies.
February, 6, 1806 3rd Rate 72   Diomède
February, 6, 1806 3rd Rate 80 (K) Alexandra Captured by the same squadron.
February, 6, 1806 3rd Rate 74 (M) Brave
February, 6, 1806 3rd Rate 74 (M) Jupiter
September 14, 1806 3rd Rate 74   Impétueux Destroyed, after having been driven on shore by two British 74s and a frigate, near Cape Henry, United States of America.
March 13, 1806 3rd Rate 74 (M) Marengo Captured by a British squadron under Vice-admiral Sir J. B. Warren, latitude 26° 16' north, longitude L 29° 25' west.
March 13, 1806 Frigate 40 (Z) Belle-Poule Captured by a British squadron under Vice-admiral Sir J. B. Warren, latitude 26° 16' north, longitude L 29° 25' west.
September 25, 1806 Frigate 40 (Z) Armide Captured by a British squadron under Commodore Sir Samuel Hood, off Rochefort
September 25, 1806 Frigate 40 (Z) Gloire Captured by a British squadron under Commodore Sir Samuel Hood, off Rochefort
September 25, 1806 Frigate 40 (Z) Indefatigable Captured by a British squadron under Commodore Sir Samuel Hood, off Rochefort
September 25, 1806 Frigate 40 (Z) Minerve Captured by a British squadron under Commodore Sir Samuel Hood, off Rochefort
July 19, 1806 Frigate 40 (Z) Guerrière Captured by the British frigate Blanche, off the Faro islands.
September 27, 1806 Frigate 40 (Z) Présidente Captured by a British squadron under Rear-admiral Sir Thomas Louis latitude 47° 17' north, longitude 6° 52' west.
July 18, 1806 Frigate 40 (Z) Rhin Captured by the British 74 Mars, off Rochefort
March 4, 1806 Frigate 40 (Z) Volontaire Captured by a British squadron under Commodore Sir H. Popham, Cape of Good Hope.
June 14, 1808 3rd Rate 80 ... Neptune Captured in Cadiz harbour by the Spaniards
June 14, 1808 3rd Rate 74 ... Algésiras Captured in Cadiz harbour by the Spaniards
June 14, 1808 3rd Rate 74 ... Argonaute Captured in Cadiz harbour by the Spaniards
June 14, 1808 3rd Rate 74 ... Héros Captured in Cadiz harbour by the Spaniards
June 14, 1808 3rd Rate 74 ... Pluton Captured in Cadiz harbour by the Spaniards
Circa June 14, 1808 3rd Rate 74 ... Atlas Captured about the same time at Vigo, by the same - see above.
Circa June 14, 1808 Frigate   ... Cornélie Captured with Neptune and squadron
March 8, 1808 Frigate 40 Z Piémontaise Captured in the East Indies, by the British frigate San-Fiorenzo.
November 10, 1808 Frigate   Z Thétis Captured off Lorient by the British frigate Amethyst.
1808 Frigate   ... Artémise Destroyed, after having been chased on shore near Brest by a part the British blockading squadron
April 12, 1809 3rd Rate 80 - Varsovie Destroyed, by a British fleet under Admiral Lord Gambier, on the Palles shoal near the road of Isle-d'Aix.
October 26, 1809 3rd Rate 80 - Robust Destroyed, by their own crews, after having been driven on shore near Frontignan, Gulf of Lyons, by a British fleet under Vice-admiral Lord Collingwood.
October 26, 1809 3rd Rate 74 - Lion Destroyed, by their own crews, after having been driven on shore near Frontignan, Gulf of Lyons, by a British fleet under Vice-admiral Lord Collingwood.
April 17, 1809 3rd Rate 74 (M) d'Haupoult Captured by the British 74 Pompée, Castor frigate, and Recruit brig West Indies.
April 12, 1809 3rd Rate 74 ... Aquilon Destroyed, same as Varsovie, except that Tonnerre and Indienne were set on fire by their own crews.
April 12, 1809 3rd Rate 74 ... Tonnerre Destroyed, same as Varsovie, except that Tonnerre and Indienne were set on fire by their own crews.
April 12, 1809 4th Rate 50 ... Calcutta, en flûte Destroyed, same as Varsovie, except that Tonnerre and Indienne were set on fire by their own crews.
April 12, 1809 Frigate 40 ... Indienne Destroyed, same as Varsovie, except that Tonnerre and Indienne were set on fire by their own crews
February 24, 1809 Frigate 40 ... Calypso Destroyed, by being driven in action upon the rocks off Sable d'Olonne, by a British squadron under Rear-admiral Stopford.
February 24, 1809 Frigate 40 ... Cybele Destroyed, by being driven in action upon the rocks off Sable d'Olonne, by a British squadron under Rear-admiral Stopford.
February 24, 1809 Frigate 40 ... Italienne Destroyed, by being driven in action upon the rocks off Sable d'Olonne, by a British squadron under Rear-admiral Stopford.
August 16, 1809 Frigate 40 Z Fidelle Captured at the surrender of Flushing.
September 21, 1809 Frigate 40 Z Caroline Captured by a British naval and military force, in the bay of St-Paul Isle-Bourbon.
February 10, 1809 Frigate 40 Z Junon Captured by the British frigate Horatio and consorts, West Indies.
February 4, 1809 Frigate 40 Z Amphitrite Destroyed, at the attack upon the island of Martinique.
April 6, 1809 Frigate 40 Z Niemen Captured by the British frigate Amethyst, Bay of Biscay
January 22, 1809 Frigate 40 Z Topaze Captured by the British frigate Cleopatra and sloop Hazard, West Indies
December 18, 1809 Frigate 40 ... Loire, en flûte Destroyed, by a British force at Anse le Barque, island of Quadaloupe
December 18, 1809 Frigate 40 ... Seine, en flûte Destroyed, by a British force at Anse le Barque, island of Quadaloupe
July 6, 1809 Frigate 36 B Furieuse, en flûte Captured by the British sloop of war Bonne-Citoyenne, lat. 43 41/ north long. 340 west.
June 18, 1809 Frigate 36 ... Félicité, en flûte Captured by the British frigate Latona, West Indies.
February 15, 1809 Frigate 28 r Var Captured by the British frigate Belle-Poule, off Corfu, Mediterranean.
September 18, 1810 Frigate 40 Z Vénus Captured by the British frigate Boadicea, off Isle-Bourbon
December 6, 1810 Frigate 40 ...

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Captured in Port-Louis (with two frigates named below, three armed brigs, prize Indiamen, merchant vessels, &c.), by the British forces employed in reducing the Isle of France.
December 6, 1810 Frigate 40 ... Bellone Captured in Port-Louis.
December 6, 1810 Frigate 40 ... Manche Captured in Port-Louis
December 6, 1810 Frigate 40 ... Minerve Captured in Port-Louis
December 25, 1810 Frigate 40 ... Eliza Wrecked, between Tatihou and Lahougue, coast of France, and burnt by the boats of the British frigate Diana.
February 3, 1810 Frigate 40 ... Canonnière, en flûte Captured by the British 74, Valiant, off Belle-Isle.
December 6, 1810 Frigate 36 C Iphigénie Captured with Astrée, &c.
December 6, 1810 Frigate 36 ... Néiréide Captured with Astrée, &c.
March 21, 1810 Frigate 28 ... Nécessité Captured by the British frigate Horatio, latitude 33 10' north, longitude 29 30' west.
March 25, 1811 Frigate 40 ... Amazone Destroyed, by her own crew, after having been driven on shore near Cape Barfleur, by the Berwick 74 and others.
May 20, 1811 Frigate 40 Z Renommée Captured off Madagascar, by a British squadron under Captain Schomberg.
May 26, 1811 Frigate 40 Z Néréide Captured at Tamatave, by the same.
November 29, 1811 Frigate 40 ... Pomone Captured in the Adriatic, by tile British frigates Alceste and Active.
date unknown, 1811 Frigate 40 ... Flore Wrecked in the Adriatic.
March 13, 1811 Frigate 40 ... Favorite Destroyed, after having been driven on the rocks of Lissa by a British squadron under Capt. Hoste.
March 13, 1811 Frigate 40 Z Corona, ven. Captured on the same occasion.
March 13, 1811 Frigate 32 H Bellona, ven. Captured on the same occasion.
February 22, 1812 3rd Rate 74 M Rivoli Captured by the British 74 Victorious, in the Gulf of Venice
May 22, 1812 Frigate 40 - Arienne Destroyed, by the British 74 Northumberland off Lorient.
May 22, 1812 Frigate 40 - Andromaque Destroyed, by the British 74 Northumberland off Lorient.
September 9, 1812 Frigate 40 - Danaé Burnt by accident, at midnight, in the Harbour of Triest : crew perished.
October 23, 1813 Frigate 40 Z Trave Captured by the British frigate Andromache, latitude 46 north, longitude 7 west.
October 21, 1813 Frigate 40 Z Weser Captured by the British sloops Scylla and Royalist, Rippon in company, latitude 47 north, longitude 9 west.
February 5, 1813 Frigate 36 - Rubis Wrecked, off the Isles de Los.
April 18, 1814 3rd Rate 74 M Brilliant Captured at the surrender of Genoa to the British.
April 6, 1814 3rd Rate 74 ... Régulus Destroyed, by the French in the Gironde, to prevent capture.
January 20 and 16, 1814 (sic) Frigate 40 Z Alcmène Captured by the British 74 Venerable and 22-gun ship Cyane, off Madeira.
January 20 and 16, 1814 (sic) Frigate 40 Z Iphigénie Captured by the British 74 Venerable and 22-gun ship Cyane, off Madeira.
January 6, 1814 Frigate 40 Z Cérès Captured by the British frigates Niger and Tagus, off the Cape-de-Vierds.
March 26, 1814 Frigate 40 Z Clorinde Captured by the British frigates Dryad and Eurotas, lat. 470 40' north, longitude 9 30' west.
March 27 1814 Frigate 40 Z Etoile Captured by the British frigate Hebrus, off Cape La Hogue.
March 26, 1814 Frigate 40 Z Sultane Captured by the British 74 Hannibal, off Cherbourg.
February 3, 1814 Frigate 40 Z Terpsichore Captured by the British 56-gun ship Majestic, latitude 36 41' north, longitude 22 11' west.
February 3, 1814 Frigate 40 Z Uranie Destroyed, by the French at Brendici, to prevent capture.
April 30, 1815 Frigate 44 Z Melpomène Captured by the British 74 Rivoli, off Ischia.

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