Jump to content
Game-Labs Forum

La Fregate La Zenobie 4th rate 52 gun

Recommended Posts

Hey here is some technical drawings for this french 52 gun 4th rate i found, did a search and it is not on this forum so here it is. I thought the constitution and trincomalee could use more buddies.







Could you find some info on it's history?

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Zenobia is same plans to the Poursuivant frigate.


This is the frigate of 2nd rank of 52-gun

1st rank = 60-gun 30-pdr
2nd rank = 52-gun 24-pdr


Coming from the Commission de Paris (1824). It is start of construction in 1828 at Toulon, and it is launched only in 1847.

It is a square stern frigate. The shape of the hull is a little different than requested by the Commission de Paris.

The plans, above, come from the Atlas de la Marine.

Lenght from rabbet to rabbet = 52.500mm
Breadth = 13.400m
Depth = 7.050m
Maine-deck= 28-gun long-pattern 24-pdr
Quarterdeck & forecastle =  24 carronades 22-pdr + 2-gun  short-pattern 18-pdr


Unfortunately I have nothing about its history, but maybe someone can help us?

This frigate has perhaps done nothing in his life ...

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

1844 and 1847 is way to late sadly  even if they where laid down just shortly after the end of the 1820 +-5 timeline end.

there is another french heavy frigate that still fits into timeline but only still.

i think it was the class that brough napoleon back to france after he died.

something around 1824-1826 it was.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You must mention the frigate Belle-Poule. it is this that has brought the frigate stripped of Napoleon in France.

It is not in the period of the game.

Frigate to 1st rank 60-guns 30-pdr


1827-1861 (launched in 1834)

Mr. Boucher (type plan Paris de Commission 1824)

At Cherbourg

30-gun 30-pdr

28 carronades 30-pdr

2-gun 18-pdr

Link to post
Share on other sites

Here in the French forum :

Frégate de 1er rang de 60 canons la Belle-Poule.


1827-1861 (lancée en 1834)

M. Boucher (plan type Commission de Paris 1824)


30 canons de 30

28 caronades de 30

2 canons de 18









Link to post
Share on other sites

Otherwise, there is a series of eight 50-gun frigates. Has built since 1793.

160 '- 70' - 17'5 "

2042 tx

411 crew

30-gun 24-pdr

20-gun 8-pdr

There are plans Forte and a model of the Egyptian

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

1830  ;)




1600-1830 hard limit

1690-1790 preferred





Current alpha ship line up is from the late period 1750-1830ish. 








Glorious Age of Sail sums it up very nicely. The only problem it is a different period for everyone.
What we know is where we end. Just before times of heavy standardization and appearance of iron sides and engines - around 1830
Where we start we don't know exactly.




Or it could be 1830+/-5 ^_^



But i guess nothing is set in stone.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...