Aimable Joséphine (1809 ship)

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History
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Name: Aimable Joséphine
Builder: Louis and Mathurin Crucy, Basse-Indre, Nantes[1]
Laid down: 1808
Launched: February 1809[1]
Commissioned: January 1810[1]
General characteristics [1]
Displacement: 330 tons (French)
Tons burthen: 173 (bm)
Length:
  • Overall:30.86 m (101.2 ft)
  • Keel:24.04 m (78.9 ft)
Beam: 7.20 m (23.6 ft)
Draught: 3.25 m (10.7 ft)
Complement: 108
Armament: 4 × 6-pounder guns + 8 × 12-pounder carronades

Aimable Joséphine was launched in February 1809 and commissioned in January 1810 at Nantes. Captain Veillon sailed from Nantes in January 1810 with 108 men and 12 guns.[1]

On 13 February 1810 Lloyd's List reported that the French privateer Aimable Josephine had captured the merchantman Elizabeth, Briant, master, as Elizabeth was sailing from Liverpool to Africa.[2]

HMS Narcissus captured Aimable Joséphine on 5 February. Captain the Honourable Frederick Aylmer, of Narcissus reported that she was armed with 14 guns and had a crew of 105 men.[3]

Citations and references[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c d e Demerliac (2004), n°2198, p.278.
  2. ^ Lloyd's List №4432.
  3. ^ "No. 16342". The London Gazette. 13 February 1810. pp. 234–235.

References

  • Demerliac, Alain (2004). La Marine du Consulat et du Premier Empire: Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1800 A 1815 (in French). Éditions Ancre. ISBN 2-903179-30-1.