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Modeste

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Modeste' (1759) (64) 1759-1759
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Named11.1.1760BWAS-1714
Captured18.8.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.4.1760BWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Constructor
Noel PometFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1800BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 6"Imperial Feet48.161 
Length of Keel129' 0"Imperial Feet39.3192 
Breadth44' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet13.4303 
Depth in Hold19' 8"Imperial Feet5.8138 
Burthen1,357 4794Tons BM 

Armament


4.1760Broadside Weight = 510 Imperial Pound ( 231.285 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1760500 BWAS-1714

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.4.1760 - 17.11.1760Captain
Henry SpekeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1760
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/159
BWAS-1714
20.2.1761 - 27.4.1762Captain
The Hon. Robert BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1780
ADM 6/19/284
ADM 6/19
5.10.1761 - 11.11.1761Captain
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
Transfered ADM 6/19/354
ADM 6/19
27.4.1762 - 14.3.1764Captain
John HollwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
ADM 6/19/404
BWAS-1714
8.1.1771 - 9.4.1771Captain
Joseph PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
ADM 6/20/332
ADM 6/20
9.4.1771 - 16.10.1772Captain
John WheelockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1779
ADM 6/20/365
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
15.12.1759Began a two day survey at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
7.1.1760Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £17068.18.1dBWAS-1714
6.1760Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1760Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8535.19.9dBWAS-1714
17.7.1761Action of 17th July 1761
17.7.1761Took the Frigate
La Bouffonne (32) 1758-1761
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Cadiz
E-WIKI
18.10.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
14.3.1764

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1766Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1767SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1768Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £18703.13.11dBWAS-1714
1.1771Commissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
3.6.1771Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
16.10.1772

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1778Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
8.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714

 

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