Aimable

2936
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Aimable' (1776) (32)
Captured19.4.1782BWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlcmème ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byAntoine GroignardBWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1782 - 29.7.1783CaptainAlexander Hood (1758-1798) ADM 6/23/154
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 22.10.1783
BWAS-1714
7.2.1793 - 5.1795CaptainSir Harry Burrard-Neale (d.1840) ADM 6/24/205BWAS-17145.1795 - 7.1795CaptainFrancis Laforey (1767-1835)BWAS-17147.1795 - 7.1796CaptainCharles Sydney DaversBWAS-17147.7.1796 - 4.1797CaptainJemmett Mainwaring (d.1801)BWAS-17144.1797 - 27.10.1798CaptainWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-171411.1798 - 11.9.1802CaptainHenry Raper (1767-1845)BWAS-17149.1803 - 8.1805CaptainWilliam Bolton (d.1817)BWAS-17148.1805CaptainDuncombe Pleydall Bouverie (1780-?)BWAS-17148.1805 - 7.1807CaptainClotworthy UptonBWAS-17147.1807 - 9.1810CaptainGeorge StuartBWAS-17149.1810 - 6.2.1811CaptainJohn Charles WoolcombeBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1795 - 7.1795Vice-Admiral of the RedSir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey) (1729-1796)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1804LieutenantWilliam MatherTRN5

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
14.1.1799 - 26.9.1800MasterDavid ClarkADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794 - 1795MidshipmanCharles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)NBD18491797Master's MateThomas Cull (d.1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1806 - 18061st Class VolunteerThomas Atkinson (d.1864)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 - Greater Antilles
BWAS-1714
12.7.1783

Arrived at Chatham, paid off and was laid up

Chatham - Kent
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 in the Channel
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
26.5.1793Took the Privateer Le Coureur (10)
23.5.1794Took the Unrated Gabarre La Moselle (20) off the Hyeres
5.5.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
22.7.1796Aimable vs Pensée
15.9.1796Took the Privateer L'Iris (6) BWAS-1793
6.4.1797Took the Privateer Le Chasseur (6) BWAS-1793
6.4.1798Took the Privateer Le Triomphe (14) off Puerto Rico
8.4.1798Took the Privateer Le Chasseur (2) off Puerto Rico
20.4.1798Took the Privateer L'Espiègle (2)
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)
2.1.1809Took the Sixth Rate Corvette L'Iris (24)
2.1.1809Took the Sixth Rate Corvette L'Iris (24) off Dieppe
7.7.1809Operations in the Elbe
25.11.1810Stranded on Berwick Bar but refloatedBWAS-1714
5.1814Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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