Belle Poule

3276
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Belle Poule' (1766) (32)
Captured14.7.1780BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony NNF-1715
Ship ClassDédaigneuse ClassNNF-1715
Designed by Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1715
Constructor Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold14.9.1801BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel118' 7 ⅛"Imperial Feet35.9696 
Breadth37' 10"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold11' 11"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen902 8294Tons BM 

Armament


2.1781Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1780254 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.2.1781 - 28.11.1782Captain Philip Patton (1739-1815): on board from 14.2.1781 ADM 6/22/246BWAS-171421.10.1794Captain Thomas Larcom (d.1804) ADM 6/25/98ADM 6/25

Service History


DateEventSource
16.8.1780Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.4.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11005.11.2dBWAS-1714
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
28.11.1782

Laid up at Chatham

BWAS-1714
4.1796Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
4.1796Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
7.1796Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
14.9.1801Sold at Sheerness to Mr Bailey for £840BWAS-1714

 

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