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Aimable

2936
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Aimable' (1776) (32) 1776-1782
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Captured19.4.1782BWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlcmème Class (1773)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Antoine GroignardFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1784
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 5"Imperial Feet40.5422 
Length of Keel109' 5"Imperial Feet33.2373 
Breadth36' 8"Imperial Feet11.0067 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen782 4494Tons BM 

Armament


5.1782Broadside Weight = 198 Imperial Pound ( 89.793 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1791Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1782220 BWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1782 - 29.7.1783Captain
Alexander HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1795
ADM 6/23/154
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 22.10.1783
BWAS-1714
7.2.1793 - 5.1795Captain
Sir Harry Burrard-NealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1795
ADM 6/24/205
BWAS-1714
5.1795 - 7.1795Captain
Francis LaforeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
BWAS-1714
7.1795 - 2.1796Captain
Charles Sydney DaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1803
Transfered
BWAS-1714
7.7.1796 - 4.1797Captain
Jemmett MainwaringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1790
BWAS-1714
4.1797 - 27.10.1798Captain
William Granville LobbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806
BWAS-1714
24.12.1798 - 11.9.1802Captain
Henry RaperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1841
Discharged
BWAS-1714
2.10.1803 - 14.8.1805Captain
William BoltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1809
BWAS-1714
8.1805Captain
Duncombe Pleydall BouverieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
BWAS-1714
8.1805 - 7.1807Captain
Clotworthy UptonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1714
7.1807 - 9.1810Captain
George StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
BWAS-1714
9.1810 - 6.2.1811Captain
John Charles WoolcombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1795 - 30.5.1795Vice-Admiral of the Red
Sir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1797
ADM 107/3/274
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1804Lieutenant
William MatherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1813
TRN5

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.9.1797 - 4.9.1798Surgeon
Alexander MilneBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1797-1798
ADM 101/81/4
ADM 101
14.1.1799 - 26.9.1800Master
David ClarkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1802
ADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794 - 1795Midshipman
Charles Philip Butler BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1910
NBD1849
1797Master's Mate
Thomas CullBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1844
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1806 - 18061st Class Volunteer
Thomas AtkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1814
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
21.7.1782Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.1782Blockade of Cap FrancoisBWAS-1714
29.1.1783Registered, backdated to date of captureBWAS-1714
26.4.1783

Sailed from Jamaica for England

Jamaica
BWAS-1714
12.7.1783

Arrived at Chatham, paid off and was laid up

Chatham
BWAS-1714
1.1790Began great repair at Rochester - Kent BWAS-1714
12.1792Completed great repair at Rochester - Kent at a cost of £15727.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6268.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1793Took the Privateer
Le Laborieux 1793-1793
French Privateer
in the Channel

22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
26.5.1793Took the Privateer
Le Coureur (10) 1793-1793
French 10 Gun
Privateer

23.5.1794Took the Gabarre
La Moselle (20) 1794-1794
French 20 Gun
Unrated Gabarre
off the Hyeres

5.5.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
22.7.1796Aimable vs Pensée
15.9.1796Took the Privateer
L'Iris (6) 1796-1796
French 6 Gun
Privateer
BWAS-1793
6.4.1797Took the Privateer
Le Chasseur (6) 1797-1797
French 6 Gun
Privateer
BG
6.4.1798Took the Privateer
Le Triomphe (14) 1798-1798
French 14 Gun
Privateer
off Puerto Rico

8.4.1798Took the Privateer
Le Chasseur (2) 1798-1798
French 2 Gun
Privateer
off Puerto Rico

20.4.1798Took the Privateer
L'Espiègle (2) 1798-1798
French 2 Gun
Privateer

10.1798Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
27.10.1798

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1799Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6691.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.11.1799Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
17.12.1799Action of 1799-12-17
1801In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1803Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1803Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8405.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.5.1804Attack on Ver Huell's squadron
1805In the North SeaBWAS-1714
11.11.1807Took the Privateer
La Décidée (16) 1807-1807
French 16 Gun
Privateer

2.1.1809Took the Corvette
L'Iris (24) 1806-1809
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Corvette

2.1.1809Took the Corvette
L'Iris (24) 1806-1809
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Corvette
off Dieppe

7.7.1809Operations in the Elbe
25.11.1810Stranded on Berwick Bar but refloatedBWAS-1714
5.1814Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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