Alceste

2966
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Alceste' (1794) (36)
Captured25.9.1806BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked18.2.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck152' 5"Imperial Feet46.332 
Length of Keel128' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet39.0303 
Breadth40' 0 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen1,097 7194Tons BM 

Armament


25.9.1806Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1807284 BWAS-1793
28.11.1811218 TRN5

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1807 - 1812CaptainMurray MaxwellBWAS-17935.1814 - 1816CommanderDaniel LawrenceBWAS-17931816 - 18.2.1817CaptainMurray MaxwellBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1811 - 17.9.1812First LieutenantAndrew WilsonTRN5

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1811 - 28.11.1811MidshipmanCharles Nourse (d.1811)TRN53.1815 - 1815Master's MateJohn Sleigh (d.1848)NBD18494.2.1816 - 18.2.1817MidshipmanMarcus Freeman BrownriggNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
26.10.1806Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.12.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
24.12.1807Occupation of Madeira
4.4.1808Action off Rota
1809Blockade of ToulonTRN5
10.1809Cruising between Cape San Sebastian and Barcelona in company with Pomone (38) TRN5
22.5.1810Action of 1810-05-22
5.5.1811Attack on Parenzo
29.11.1811Action of 1811-11-29
29.11.1811Took the Frigate La Pomone (40) near Corfu
1813In Ordinary at DeptfordBWAS-1793
1814Began fitting as a Troopship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.1814RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1814Completed fitting as a Troopship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
14.12.1814Battle of Lake Borgne
9.2.1816Sailed for ChinaBWAS-1793
11.1816Forcing of the Bocca Tigris
18.2.1817Wrecked on a rock in the Straits of GasparBWAS-1793
22.2.1817Wreck burntBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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