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Africaine

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African
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Africaine' (1798) (40) 1798-1801
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.5.1801 - 14.8.1801Commander
John StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1811
BWAS-1793
15.8.1801 - 25.11.1801Captain
James StevensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
BWAS-1793
26.11.1801 - 28.2.1802Captain
George BurltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802
BWAS-1793
1803 - 1805Captain
Thomas ManbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1825
BWAS-1793
1807 - 1809Captain
Richard RaggettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1822
BWAS-1793
6.1810 - 12.9.1810Captain
Robert CorbetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1805
BWAS-1793
14.9.1810 - 7.1811Captain
Charles GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1811
BWAS-1793
7.1811 - 8.1811Captain
Brian HodgsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
BWAS-1793
17.8.1811 - 27.2.1816Captain
Sir Edward RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1810 - 1811Vice-Admiral of the Red
Albemarle BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1793

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1802 - 1805Midshipman
Edward Hollingworth DelafosseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1816
NBD1849
8.1806 - 13.6.1808Master's Mate
James BanceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1841
NBD1849
11.1808 - 6.1810Midshipman
Jonathon ButcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1842
NBD1849
6.1810 - 13.9.1810Midshipman
George ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1848
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.2.1803 - 8.18051st Class Volunteer
John BudgenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
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

 

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