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French frigate Résistance (1796)
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Capture of Immortalité by HMS Fisgard (ex-Résistance).
Career (France) Ensign of France
Name: Résistance
Builder: Paimbœuf
Laid down: April 1794[1]
Launched: 28 November 1795[1]
In service: May 1796[1]
Captured: 9 March 1797, by the Royal Navy[1]
Career (UK) Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom
Name: HMS Fisgard[1]
Acquired: 9 March 1797[1]
Fate: Sold in August 1814[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: 48-gun Vengeance-class frigate
Tons burthen: 1,183 (bm)
Length: 48.7 metres
Beam: 12.7 metres
Draught: 6.4 metres
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Armament: 28 18-pounder long guns
12 8-pounder long guns
Further armament on castles

Résistance was a Vengeance class frigate of the French Navy. She was captured by HMS St Fiorenzo in 1797 and taken into British service as HMS Fisgard. She was sold in 1814.

French careerEdit

The ship ordered on 8 March 1793 as Fidélité, was renamed Résistance while still on keel. In 1797 she served as a troop ship, ferrying the Légion Noire to Cardigan Bay during the Battle of Fishguard. On 9 March 1797, HMS St Fiorenzo and Nymphe, captured her, along with Constance.

British careerEdit

The Royal Navy took Résistance into service as HMS Fisgard. On 20 October 1798, she captured Immortalité.


The Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy offered the "Fisgard, of 38 guns and 1182 tons", lying at Portsmouth, for sale on 11 August 1814. The buyer had to post a bond of £3,000, with two guarantors, that they would break up the vessel within a year of purchase.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Roche, Jean-Michel (2005). Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours. 1. Group Retozel-Maury Millau. p. 379. ISBN 978-2-9525917-0-6. OCLC 165892922. 
  2. The London Gazette: no. 16920. p. 1510. 26 July 1814.

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