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French frigate Junon (1778)
Junon vs HMS Fox.jpg
Capture of HMS Fox
Career (France) French Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Junon
Builder: Rochefort
Laid down: September 1777
Launched: March 1778
In service: May 1778
Captured: October 1780
Fate: Wrecked by a typhoon on 11 October 1780
General characteristics
Class & type: Charmante class frigate
Tons burthen: 540 tonnes
Length: 44.2 metres
Beam: 11.2 metres
Draught: 5.4 metres
Armament: 32 guns

The Junon was a 32-gun Charmante class frigate of the French Navy

She took part in the Battle of Ushant under Admiral d'Orvilliers. She captured HMS Fox on 11 September 1778.

In 1795, she took part in the Battle of Hyères Islands under Lieutenant Amand Leduc.

On 17 August 1779, under captain Charles de Bernard de Marigny and along with Gentille, she captured HMS Ardent. On 13 September, under lieutenant Kergariou Locmaria, she captured HMS Rover.

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