Blanche

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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Blanche' (1766) (32)
Captured21.12.1779BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1780
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Ship ClassInfidèle Class
Designed byJean-Joseph Ginoux (1723-1785)NNF-1715
ConstructorJean-Joseph Ginoux (1723-1785)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered11.10.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck130'French Feet (Pied du Roi)42.224 (138′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth34'French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.0703 (36′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17'French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5487 (18′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen600Ton 

Armament


1780Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1780 - 11.10.1780CaptainSamuel Uppleby (c.1733-1780)† ADM 6/22/349
Issued by Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783), North America
Commission confirmed 9.10.1781
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
11.10.1780Foundered with all hands off Antigua in the Great HurricaneBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
 

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