Améthyste (30)

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Origin and History

The frigate was built by Geoffroy at Brest from March 1753, launched on June 3 1754 and first commissioned in November 1754.

During the Seven Years' War, the frigate was under the command of:

  • in 1755: Captain du Bot de Lohan

In 1763, the frigate was transformed into a hulk.

The frigate was broken up in 1771.

Service during the War

In 1755, the vessel took part in the expedition to reinforce Canada.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 30
Gundeck 26 x 8-pdrs
Quarterdeck 4 x 4-pdrs
Crew 220
Length at gundeck 39.14 m
Width 10.39 m
Depth 5.28 m
Displacement 526 tons

References

Blasco, Manuel, 3 Decks

Deschênes, Ronald, Frégates du Roi de 1682 à 1767

Vial J. L., Nec Pluribus Impar

N.B.: the section Service during the War is derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.