|French frigate Résistance (1796)|
|Laid down:||April 1794|
|Launched:||28 November 1795|
|In service:||May 1796|
|Captured:||9 March 1797, by the Royal Navy|
|Acquired:||9 March 1797|
|Fate:||Sold in August 1814|
|Class & type:||48-gun Vengeance-class frigate|
|Tons burthen:||1,183 (bm)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
28 18-pounder long guns|
12 8-pounder long guns
Further armament on castles
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.
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.
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