Blonde3340
Nominal Guns32
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Blonde' (1755)
Captured1760/02/28
First Commissioned1760/08
ShipyardLe Havre NNF-1715
Ship ClassBlonde Class
Designed byJean-Joseph GinouxNNF-1715
ConstructorIsrael Pownoll
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Wrecked1782/05/21

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 0"Imperial Feet40.5384
Length of Keel109' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet33.2296
Breadth34' 10"Imperial Feet10.3632
Depth in Hold10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258
Burthen703 5794Tons BM

Armament

1760/08Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1760/08220BWAS-1714

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1760/081762CaptainArchibald KennedyBWAS-1714
1775/121776/12CaptainPhilimon PownollBWAS-1714
1776/121778CaptainJohn MilliganBWAS-1714
17781782CaptainAndrew BarkleyBWAS-1714
17821782/05/21CaptainEdward ThornbroughBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

FromToRankNameSource
1775/121776/06LieutenantJames Richard Dacresref:616

Service History

DateEvent Source
1760/07/02Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £3855.17.1dBWAS-1714
1760/08/19Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1760/10/20Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4319.13.1dBWAS-1714
1761/03Took an 18-gun West-Indiaman and a 12-gun privateerBWAS-1714
1762/02/11Took the Merchantman Ship Boutin BG
1763/03/08SurveyedBWAS-1714
1770/02/14SurveyedBWAS-1714
1770/11Began great repair at Deptford BWAS-1714
1772/12Completed great repair at Deptford at a cost of £11727.19.2dBWAS-1714
1775/11Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1775/12RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1776/03Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4233.6.2dBWAS-1714
1776/04/07Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1777/04/18Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1778/05/31Took the Privateer Brig Washington  
1779/05/07Took the Privateer Resolution  
1779/07/24Penobscot Expedition 
1780/09/18Took the Privateer Ship Hannibal  


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 
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