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Ambuscade -> 1804 Seine

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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured12.10.1798BWAS-1793
First Commissioned8.1800BWAS-1793
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
Designed byNNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 4"Imperial Feet43.284 
Length of Keel120' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet36.5951 
Breadth37' 8"Imperial Feet11.3066 
Depth in Hold11' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen905 7894Tons BM 

Armament


8.1800Broadside Weight = 314 Imperial Pound ( 142.399 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1800254EstablishmentBWAS-1793

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1800 - 9.1802Captain
John ColvillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1793
9.1802 - 1.1804Captain
David ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
BWAS-1793
17.1.1804 - 1804Captain
William DurbanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1808
BWAS-1793
2.1804 - 1805Captain
David MilneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
BWAS-1793
1805 - 2.1811Captain
David AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1790
BWAS-1793
2.1811 - 1812Captain
John HatleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1812
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1802 - 1.1804Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Edward ThornbroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1819
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.1.1801 - 10.5.1803Lieutenant
John Aitken BlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1842
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.9.1799 - 14.1.1800Carpenter
William BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1796-1816
Discharged
ADM 29/8

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1804 - 4.1805Midshipman
George Charles BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1833
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
15.11.1798Started fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
15.11.1798Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
8.1800CommissionedBWAS-1793
27.10.1800Completed fitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
27.10.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
26.3.1801Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1802Service in the ChannelBWAS-1793
9.1802Flagship in the North SeaBWAS-1793
16.1.1804Renamed SeineBWAS-1793
1805Jamaica stationBWAS-1793
30.4.1805Took the Privateer
La Perseverante (5) 1805-1805
French 5 Gun
Privateer

27.5.1805Took the Privateer
La Conception (2) 1805-1805
French 2 Gun
Privateer

1807On the Irish stationBWAS-1793
26.12.1807Took the Lugger
La Sybille (1) 1807-1807
French 1 Gun
Privateer Lugger

1808On the Channel stationBWAS-1793
9.10.1809Took the Unrated
La Zéphyr (18) 1809-1809
French 18 Gun
Unrated
in the Channel

25.10.1809Took the Brig
Le Rôdeur (16) 1809-1809
French 16 Gun
Privateer Brig
off Bordeaux
BG
2.1811In the DownsBWAS-1793
1812Paid off at DeptfordBWAS-1793
8.1813Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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