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French 4-pdr Corvette 'La Palme' 1744 (with plans)

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La Palme

(translation : 'The palm Leaf' or 'The Laurels')

French 4-pdr Corvette

12 guns

1744

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Armament (historical and in-game suggestion) : 12 x 4-pdr

Broadside weight = 24 pds (= Lynx

Alternatives dimensions (pieds du Roi) :

  • Sources : Boudriot p. 19 + plan above
    • Length between perpendiculars : 85' 5"
    • Breadth overall to outside of frame : 22' 8"
    • Depth in hold from top of the keel to the line of the deck at the middle line : 10' 6"
  • Sources : Boudriot p. 16, SH 321 or 324
    • Length between perpendiculars : 85'
    • Breadth overall to outside of frame : 22' 6"
    • Depth in hold from top of the keel to the line of the deck at the middle line : 10' 4"
  • Source : threedecks.org
    • Length of Gundeck : 84' 0"
    • Length of Keel : 76'0"
    • Breadth : 22'0"
    • Depth in hold : 9' 0"
    • Burthen : 120 ton

Built at Brest (France) by Joseph-Louis Ollivier at the age of... 15.

Building features 

  • hull with quite a flat bottom and substantial tumblehome,
  • no forecastle,
  • upper part of the hull is low above the waterline,
  • displacement : 265 tx,
  • her general design is modern for its time.
  • Drawing of the naval sculpture by Caffieri : French Archives, D1 68, f°2, cl. 7289

Sources :

Sister ships : L'Anémone and  L'Amarante, 1747 

2 hours ago, Malachi said:

La Palme was in the West Indies (this ship was Suffren´s - then aged 16 - first command, by the way).

 

Thx to @Sella22 !

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