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Artois

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Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Artois' (1780) (40) 1780-1780
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Named21.12.1780BWAS-1714
Captured1.7.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold2.2.1786BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck158' 8"Imperial Feet48.1619 
Length of Keel133' 1 ⅝"Imperial Feet40.5543 
Breadth40' 4"Imperial Feet12.2936 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen1,152 394Tons BM 

Armament


1.7.1780Broadside Weight = 306 Imperial Pound ( 138.771 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

22.10.1781Broadside Weight = 374 Imperial Pound ( 169.609 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.7.1780 - 8.1.1781Captain
John Willett PayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1802
ADM 6/22/189
Issued by
Gideon JohnstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1781
, North America
Confirmed 30.10.1780
BWAS-1714
8.1.1781 - 23.4.1783Captain
John MacbrideBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
ADM 6/22/221
BWAS-1714
5.1782 - 9.1782Captain
Edward PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1714
9.1782Commander
Israel PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1714
9.1782 - 1783Captain
Edward PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.1.1781 - 23.4.1783Master
James BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
ref:616

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
14.10.1780 - 11.11.1780Able Seaman
William Gordon RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
NAO
15.4.1781 - 1.5.1783Captain's Servant
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
WWNH
1.3.1782 - 19.1.17831st Class Volunteer
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
3.7.1780Taken by
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

28.11.1780Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1781RecommissionedBWAS-1714
21.3.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7684.11.4dBWAS-1714
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
3.12.1781Took the Brig
Hercules (24) 1781-1781
Dutch 24 Gun
Privateer Brig
off Flamborough Head

3.12.1781Took the Sloop
Mars (24) 1781-1781
Dutch 24 Gun
Privateer Sloop
off Flamborough Head

1.7.1782Took the Privateer
Le Prince de Robecq (22) 1782-1782
French 22 Gun
Privateer
off the Head of Kinsale

23.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.2.1786Sold at Woolwich for £650BWAS-1714

 

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