Amethyst

3033
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Perle' (1790) (36)
Captured29.8.1793BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassJunon ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Joseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked29.12.1795BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 4"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel124' 6"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth39' 5"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold12' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen1,028 8094Tons BM 

Armament


1795Broadside Weight = 416 Imperial Pound ( 188.656 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795300 BWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1795 - 30.12.1795Captain Thomas Affleck (1762-1805)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
18.12.1793Removed from ToulonBWAS-1793
17.12.1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.9.1795RegisteredBWAS-1793
9.9.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10498.0.0dBWAS-1793
30.12.1795Wrecked on AlderneyBWAS-1793

 

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