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Le Bordelais

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Nominal Guns24BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorPrivate Owners
Launched1798ref:692
Home PortBordeaux - Gascony ref:692
How acquiredPurpose builtref:692
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
CategoryPrivateerBWAS-1793
National RateCinquième RangBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCorvette BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Captured11.10.1799BWAS-1793
Becomes
British Sixth Rate post ship 'Bordelais' (1799) (24) 1799-1804
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck138' 6"Imperial Feet42.0664 
Length of Keel116' 6"Imperial Feet35.3663 
Breadth31' 9"Imperial Feet9.6774 
Depth in Hold15' 1"Imperial Feet4.5771 
Burthen624 6394Tons BM 

Armament


1798Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck14 French Canons de Fonte

1799Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck22 French Canons de Fonte

1.1799Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck24 French Canons de Fer

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1798 - 1799/10/11
J. Balguerie French
Ship Owner
Service 1798-1814
ref:692

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798218 ref:692
1799220with Captain Darrigrandref:692
1799222with Captain Moreauref:692

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1798Capitaine de Corsaire
Jean François ThibaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Owner
Privateer
Ship Builder
Service 1798
ref:692
1799Capitaine de Corsaire
Jean Baptiste DarrigrandFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1797-1800
ref:692
1799 - 11.10.1799Capitaine de Corsaire
Jacques MoreauFrench
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1798-1799
ref:692

Service History


DateEventSource
11.10.1799Taken by
Phoebe (36) 1795-1841
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

11.10.1799Taken by
Revolutionaire (36) 1794-1822
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate


 

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Posted by Dave Flower on Monday 15th of July 2013 16:54

The Privateer 'Bordelais' was commanded by Captain Thomas Manby younger brother of Captain (Army) George William Manby the inventor of the shore to ship Mortar device used to rescue people from stricken vessels stranded on rocks or sandbanks close to shore. Thomas became a Rear Admiral in 1825 adn died nine years later.During his many yewars in the navy he was credited with safely escorting 4753 vessels not one of which was lost.
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