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Pomone 1804-F Roux img 3105.jpg
The Pomone, sister-ship of Manche
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: Manche
Namesake: English Channel
General characteristics
Class and type: Hortense class frigate
Tons burthen: 1350 tonnes
Length: 48.75 metres
Beam: 12.2metres
Draught: 5.9 metres
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Ship

40 guns

The Manche was a 40-gun Hortense Class frigate of the French Navy.

She took part in operations at Île de France under Captain François-Désiré Breton.

On 26 April 1809, she departed Port-Napoléon under Captain Jean Dornal de Guy [1] in a squadron under Captain Hamelin, along with Créole and Vénus. The squadron managed to re-take Foulpointe in Madagascar, captured two prizes, and raided the British settlement at Tarapouly, in Sumatra.

In 1810, she took part in the Battle of Grand Port, contributing to the capture of HMS Iphigenia and the fort held by the British on Ile de France.

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