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America -> 1795 Impetueux

3031
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Third Rate ship of the line 'L'América' (1788) (74) 1788-1794
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Captured1.6.1794BWAS-1793
First Commissioned9.1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassTéméraire Class (1782)NNF-1774
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up12.1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 0"Imperial Feet55.4736 
Length of Keel149' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet45.4216 
Breadth48' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet14.6495 
Depth in Hold21' 7"Imperial Feet6.5786 
Burthen1,884 1694Tons BM 

Armament


9.1796Broadside Weight = 1128 Imperial Pound ( 511.548 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck30 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.1796 - 3.1799Captain
John Willett PayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1802
BWAS-1793
3.1799 - 4.1802Captain
Sir Edward PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1793
5.1803 - 7.1803Captain
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1803
BWAS-1793
7.1803 - 1805Captain
Thomas Byam MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1849
BWAS-1793
11.1803 - 6.1812Captain
David MilneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
BWAS-1793
1805 - 10.1806Captain
John Erskine DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1838
BWAS-1793
10.1806 - 8.1811Captain
John LawfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1832
BWAS-1793
6.1812 - 1813Captain
Charles InglisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
15.4.1813 - 11.6.1813Captain
Charles Philip Butler BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1910
ADM 196/3/80
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1812 - 1813Vice-Admiral of the Blue
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.4.1798 - 14.4.1802First Lieutenant
John PilfoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1805
NAO
12.4.1813 - 12.1813Lieutenant
James BlandfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1814
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1803 - 24.9.1810Armourer
John BorsworthickBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1790-1819
Discharged
ADM 29/8

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
13.6.1797 - 10.3.1799Midshipman
George CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NAO
2.1799 - 1800Midshipman
Francis Charles AnnesleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
NBD1849
3.1799 - 2.1802Midshipman
George CadoganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1857
NBD1849
8.1812 - 4.9.1812Supernumerary
Edwin Ludlow RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1841
NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.10.1796 - 12.6.1797Able Seaman
George CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NAO
16.10.1796 - 15.4.1802Able Seaman
Hugh JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1795-1821
ADM 29/8
14.2.1813 - 16.4.1813Able Seaman
Thomas TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1809-1822
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1.6.1794Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
25.9.1794RegisteredBWAS-1793
7.1795Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
14.7.1795Renamed ImpetueuxBWAS-1793
9.1796Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
11.1796Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £42030.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.3.1797Took the Cutter
Le Vautour 1797-1797
French Privateer Cutter
in the Channel

4.1797The Spithead MutinyBWAS-1793
11.6.1797Took the Privateer
La Zoe (20) 1797-1797
French 20 Gun
Privateer

5.4.1798Took the Chasse-Maree
La Sainte Famille 1798-1798
French Privateer Chasse-Maree

17.3.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
1.4.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1800Took the Privateer
La Petite Cherie (4) 1800-1800
French 4 Gun
Privateer

1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
29.7.1800Took the Privateer
Le Celebre (7) 1800-1800
French 7 Gun
Privateer
cut out from Port Louis

25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1802Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1803Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
10.1806In the ChannelBWAS-1793
1809In the North SeaBWAS-1793
13.3.1810Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
1.3.1812Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
1813In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
12.1813Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 29th of January 2014 22:38

March 1799 members of the crew 1st Lt George Ross [later sided with mutineers], Lt John Stokes, Captain Boys [Royal Marines] a John Smith fell overboard and drowned, mutineers Samuel Sidney, Thomas Harrop, William Jones [all hanged], Stephen Walford, William McAdam [100 lashes] and Michael Pennell. Landsmen William Sugate age 17 and John Fox age 20 dismissed for sodomy

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