French frigate Amphitrite (1808)
|Ordered||6 January 1806|
|Laid down||August 1806|
|Launched||11 April 1808|
|Fate||Scuttled 3 February 1809|
|Class and type||Armide-class frigate|
|Length||47 m (154 ft 2 in)|
|Beam||12 m (39 ft 4 in)|
|Draught||5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)|
Under the command of Frigate captain Jean François Denis de Keredern de Trobriand, Amphitrite departed Cherbourg bound for Martinique on 10 November 1808 as part of a squadron under the overall command of Contre-Amiral Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin that also included the frigates Vénus and Junon, the brig Cygne, and the vessel Papillon The next day, the squadron broke up.
Amphitrite arrived at Fort-de-France, Martinique, only to find it blockaded by the British Royal Navy. She managed to slip through and reach the harbour. On 3 February 1809, as the British attacked Martinique, the French scuttled Amphitrite to prevent her capture.
In 1960, construction work on a modern commercial harbour in Fort de France uncovered the bottom of the hull of Amphitrite. Copper sheets of the hull and other fragments were recovered and are now on display at the Service Régional de l'Archéologie.
- François Marie 2ème Denis de Keredern de Trobriand