Africaine

2925
African
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Africaine' (1798) (40)
Captured19.2.1801BWAS-1793
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck153' 10"Imperial Feet46.6344 
Length of Keel128' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet39.0239 
Breadth39' 11"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,085 994Tons BM 

Armament


2.1802Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1801284 BWAS-1793

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.5.1801 - 14.8.1801CommanderJohn Stewart (d.1811)BWAS-179315.8.1801 - 25.11.1801CaptainJames StevensonBWAS-179326.11.1801 - 28.2.1802CaptainGeorge Burlton (d.1815)BWAS-17931803 - 1805CaptainThomas ManbyBWAS-17931807 - 1809CaptainRichard RaggettBWAS-17936.1810 - 12.9.1810CaptainRobert Corbet (d.1810)BWAS-179314.9.1810 - 7.1811CaptainCharles GordonBWAS-17937.1811 - 8.1811CaptainBrian HodgsonBWAS-179317.8.1811 - 27.2.1816CaptainSir Edward Rodney (d.1828)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1810 - 1811Vice-Admiral of the RedAlbemarle Bertie (1755-1824)BWAS-1793

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1802 - 1805MidshipmanEdward Hollingworth Delafosse (1788-?)NBD18498.1806 - 13.6.1808Master's MateJames BanceNBD184911.1808 - 6.1810MidshipmanJonathon Butcher (1789-?)NBD18496.1810 - 13.9.1810MidshipmanGeorge Butler (1791-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.2.1803 - 8.18051st Class VolunteerJohn Budgen (1794-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.8.1801EstablishedBWAS-1793
17.2.1802Arrived at DeptfordBWAS-1793
3.1802Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.1803Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.6.1805Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
8.1806Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1807Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
24.12.1807Occupation of Madeira
13.12.1808Sailed with a convoy for GibraltarBWAS-1793
24.6.1810Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
11.9.1810Drove ashore French dispatch vessel No.23 at MauritiusBWAS-1793
12.9.1810Capture of the Africaine
29.11.1810Capture of Mauritius
26.11.1811Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
9.1816Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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