Monday, 26 November 2012

Thémis Launches.

Beighton's Shipyard is proud to present, the French Frigate Themis. Named after an ancient Greek Titaness who was described as "of good counsel", and was the embodiment of divine order, law, and custom.

Thémis makes sail.

Aft View

The Thémis took part in the Battle of Cape Finisterre and in the Battle of Trafalgar. After the battle of Trafalgar, she took Principe de Asturias in tow to safety in Cadiz. In early 1808, she raided commerce with Pénélope and sailed to Toulon. From there, she was tasked to ferry supplies to Corfu, along with Pauline. She was trapped there and eventually seized by the British when they captured the island.

French Convoy.