Amphitrite -> 1805 Blanche

Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Amfitrite' (1796) (40)
First Commissioned1805B028
ShipyardHavana - Cuba 3DECKS
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 1"Imperial Feet45.7205 
Length of Keel122' 3 ⅝"Imperial Feet37.2015 
Breadth39' 11"Imperial Feet11.89 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen1.036 5094Tons BM 


1805Broadside Weight = 393 Imperial Pound ( 178.2255 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1805284 BWAS-1793

6 Ship Commanders

1805 - 9.4.1805Commander Robert Corbet (d.1810)BWAS-179310.4.1805 - 5.1805CaptainSir William Bolton (1777-1830)ref:11555.1805 - 2.1806CaptainThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)BWAS-17931806Captain Henry Thomas Davies (d.1868)NBD184923.1.1806 - 6.1806Captain Henry LarocheBWAS-17936.1806 - 4.3.1807Captain Thomas Lavie (d.1823)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

6.2.1806 - 1807Lieutenant Robert Bastin (1780-1854)NAO1807 - 4.3.1807First Lieutenant Robert Bastin (1780-1854)NBD1849

Service History

11.8.1805Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
16.10.1805Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
28.11.1805Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
3.12.1805Renamed Blanche
22.2.1806Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
19.7.1806Guerriere vs Blanche
19.7.1806Took the Frigate La Guerrière (38) off the Faroe Islands
4.3.1807Wrecked off UshantNBD1849


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