Belle Poule

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Belle Poule
Belle Poule Front Side.png
Rate5th Rate
Guns38
ChasersStern Chasers
Broadside Weight
Cannon Broadside Weight198 pd
Carronade Broadside Weight568 pd
Battle Rating180
Total Crew280
Sailing Crew110
Minimum Crew112
Max Speed12.82 kn
Turn Rate3.31
Structure
Bow Armour Hit Points1738
Side Armour Hit Points6952
Stern Armour Hit Points695
Structure Hit Points6257
Armour
Bow Armour Thickness36 cm
Side Armour Thickness60 cm
Stern Armour Thickness24 cm
Sail Hit Points6952
Mast Thickness108 cm
Rigging TypeSquare
DraughtDeep
Cargo Capacity490
Cargo Slots16
Crafting Level15

 General Description

One of the most popular frigates in the game, the Belle Poule is considered the best all around 12-pounder frigate. She has a nice balance of speed, maneuverability and firepower.

Armament

The Belle Poule being a 12pd frigate can carry 12pd cannons on her gun deck, alternatively she can also carry 32pd carronades on her gun deck. On her weather deck she can carry either 6pd cannons or 24pd carronades. Her stern chasers similarly to the weather deck can either be 6pd cannons or 24pd carronades

Deck Cannon Count Cannon Size Carronade Size
Gun Deck 28 12pd 32pd
Weather Deck 10 6pd 24pd
Stern Chasers 2 6pd 24pd

Characteristics

The Belle Poule is largely equivalent to the generic Frigate, having the same number of crew and guns, except the generic Frigate can carry 18-pounder guns on her lower deck One would think that this would be a major weakness, but the Belle Poule has more structure than the frigate does. Her hull shape, similar to the Renommee, makes shots seem to ricochet more off of her hull. The Belle Poule also seems to be one of the easiest frigates to sail, as she seems to be very forgiving while tacking.

SailingProfileBELLEPOULE.png

Here is the Sailing Profile of the Belle Poule. She sails much like the Frigate; sluggishly, with a poor turn rate and a narrow sailing preference between points 135 and 150. Similar to the other frigates, the Belle Poule will lose speed but perform somewhat decently on a beam reach but sailing upwind is punished with a rapid loss of way.

A flaw with her is that she does not have bow chasers, thus making her less effective in trying to chase down an enemy in the battle instance.

History

HMS Belle Poule was a Royal Navy, re-rated 38-gun fifth-rate frigate, formerly Belle Poule, a 40-gun Virginie-class frigate of the French Navy, which was built by the Crucy family's shipyard at Basse-Indre to a design by Jacques-Noël Sané. She was launched on 17 April 1802, and saw active service in the East, but in 1806 a British squadron under Sir John Borlase Warren captured her off La Palma in the Canary Islands. The Admiralty commissioned her into the Royal Navy as HMS Belle Poule. 1815 she was converted into a prision hulk and was sold in 1816 for ₤2700.

How to get Crafting recipe

You can get the crafting recipe of the Belle Poule by crafting Frigates or Renommees, you can also get the recipe by Breaking up Belle Poules

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