Artois

3149
Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Artois' (1780) (40)
Named21.12.1780BWAS-1714
Captured1.7.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony 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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.7.1780 - 8.1.1781CaptainJohn Willett Payne (1752-1803) ADM 6/22/189
Issued by Gideon Johnstone (1739-1788), North America
Commission confirmed 30.10.1780
BWAS-1714
8.1.1781 - 23.4.1783CaptainJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/22/221BWAS-17145.1782 - 9.1782CaptainEdward Pellew (1757-1833)BWAS-17149.1782CommanderIsrael PellewBWAS-17149.1782 - 1783CaptainEdward Pellew (1757-1833)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
15.1.1781 - 23.4.1783MasterJames Bowen (1751-1835)ref:616

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
14.10.1780 - 11.11.1780Able SeamanWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO15.4.1781 - 1.5.1783Captain's ServantEdward Brace (1770-1843)WWNH1.3.1782 - 19.1.17831st Class VolunteerHenry Blackwood (1770-1832)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
3.7.1780Taken by Romney (50)
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 Privateer Brig Hercules (24) off Flamborough Head
3.12.1781Took the Privateer Sloop Mars (24) off Flamborough Head
1.7.1782Took the Privateer Le Prince de Robecq (22) off the Head of Kinsale
23.4.1783

Paid off

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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
 

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