Blanche

3322
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.8.1782BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1783BWAS-1793
Launched10.7.1786BWAS-1793
First Commissioned1.1789
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassHermione Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas CalhounBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked28.9.1799BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck129' 0"Imperial Feet39.3192 
Length of Keel107' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet32.6231 
Breadth35' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Draught Forward9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Aft13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen722 4894Tons BM 

Armament


4.1789Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1789220EstablishmentBWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1792 - 1794CaptainChristopher Parker (1752-1804)BWAS-17935.1794 - 6.1.1795CaptainRobert Faulknor (1763-1795)BWAS-17936.1.1795 - 6.1796CaptainCharles SawyerBWAS-179313.6.1796 - 1797Captaind'Arcy Preston (d.1847)BWAS-17931797 - 1799CaptainHenry Hotham (1777-1833)BWAS-17936.7.1799 - 28.9.1799CommanderJohn Ayscough (1775-1864)NBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1795First LieutenantFrederick WatkinsODNB1795Second LieutenantDavid Milne (1763-1845)TNC

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1795ArmourerWilliam FletcherBG25.6.1795 - 10.9.1795MasterAndrew TraceyADM29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1795MidshipmanCharles HerbertBG1795QuartermasterPhilip GriffithsBG1795QuartermasterIsaac HutchinsonBG1795MidshipmanThomas Leveson PrescottADM 171/86.1.1795 - 1795MidshipmanWilliam Bolton (1777-1830)

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Able SeamanHenry GreelyADM 171/81795Able SeamanThomas EvansADM 171/817952nd Class BoyJoseph ClarkADM 171/8

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1795Lieutenant of MarinesThomas Richardsonref:9291795Sergeant of MarinesGeorge DiceBG

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1786Coppered at Portsmouth and then laid upBWAS-1793
8.1786Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
25.4.1789Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6615.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.5.1789Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
6.1792Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1792Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1793
10.1792Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
26.11.1792Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1.10.1793Took the Privateer Vengeur
8.10.1793Took the Privateer La Révolutionnaire (20)
30.12.1793Took the Privateer Sans Culottes (22)
30.12.1794Took a schooner at DeseadaBWAS-1714
6.1.1795Blanche vs Pique
6.1.1795Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Pique (32) off Guadeloupe
17.4.1795Took a small privateer off Santa LuciaBWAS-1793
8.1795Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6172.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
19.12.1796Blanche vs Ceres
20.11.1797Took the Privateer Le Coureur (14) on the Lisbon station
27.12.1797Took the Privateer Le Bayonnaise (6)
8.1798Paid offBWAS-1793
1799Converted to a storeshipBWAS-1793
6.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1799Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
8.1799Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5397.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.9.1799Grounded in the entrance to the Texel and became a total loss.BWAS-1793


Notes on Ship



Captain [Robert Faulknor] was killed in the action against the [HMXMF FLeur de Lys (1785)|Pique].

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
ref:929Historical Record of the Royal Marine Forces, Volume 1Paul Harris NicolasBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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