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Babet

3206
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured23.4.1794BWAS-1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1774
Ship ClassPrompte Class (1792)NNF-1774
Designed by
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1778
NNF-1774
Constructor
Pierre MaugerFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1774
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost ShipBWAS-1793
Foundered25.10.1801BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck119' 1"Imperial Feet36.2725 
Length of Keel99' 5 ⅜"Imperial Feet30.1847 
Breadth31' 1"Imperial Feet9.4742 
Depth in Hold9' 4 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen511 194Tons BM 

Armament


12.1794Broadside Weight = 138 Imperial Pound ( 62.583 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
19.6.1794165 BWAS-1793

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.10.1794Captain
Stephen George ChurchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1794
ADM 6/25/93
ADM 6/25
12.1794 - 4.1795Captain
The Hon. John MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1794
BWAS-1793
4.1795 - 5.1795Commander
Joshua MulockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1800
BWAS-1793
5.1795 - 12.1795Captain
Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856
BWAS-1793
12.1795 - 6.1797Captain
William Granville LobbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806
BWAS-1793
6.1797 - 25.10.1801Captain
Jemmett MainwaringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1790
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.10.1799Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Andrew MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1800 - 24.12.1800Lieutenant
Richard BluettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1816
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.10.1795 - 5.12.1795Carpenter
Thomas ChaplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1820
ADM 29/8

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1795 - 1797Midshipman
Thomas CullBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1844
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
30.4.1794Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
19.6.1794RegisteredBWAS-1793
10.5.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2544.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
25.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
23.4.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice
10.1.1797

In company with Bellona destroyed a small privateer off Deseada

BWAS-1793
7.1798Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
25.10.1801Lost presumed foundered with all hands on passage from Martinique to JamaicaBWAS-1793
1980Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5194.0.0dBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Anne Young on Sunday 3rd of January 2021 23:50

The Babet foundered in 1800 but its fate was only determined in 1801
The refitting was probably completed in 1798

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