Baleine

3217
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Merchant east indiaman 'Baleine' (1757) (32)
Captured10.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.11.1760BWAS-1714
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Designed byAntoine GroignardNNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois Caro (1730-1810)NNF-1715
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up23.6.1767BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck149' 10 ⅞"Imperial Feet45.4374 
Length of Keel129' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet39.3256 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen702 7094Tons BM 

Armament


1762Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1762220 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.11.1760 - 30.4.1761CaptainWilliam Newson (c.1717-1787) ADM 6/19/502
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761)
Commission confirmed 25.5.1763
ADM 6/19
3.5.1761 - 18.7.1763CaptainPhilip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/20/62
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 15.12.1764
BWAS-1714
18.7.1763 - 25.8.1764CaptainHyde Parker (1739-1807) ADM 6/20/45
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 18.8.1764
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1760Taken at PondicherryBWAS-1714
11.1760PurchasedBWAS-1714
20.8.1764Arrived at ChathamBWAS-1714
25.8.1764Paid offADM 51
26.9.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
29.4.1767SurveyedBWAS-1714
23.6.1767Sold at Chatham for £365BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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