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Blonde

3340
Nominal Guns32
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured28.2.1760
First Commissioned27.8.1760
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Ship ClassBlonde Class (1755)NNF-1715
Designed by
Jean-Joseph GinouxFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
Constructor
Jean-Joseph GinouxFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1751-1781
NNF-1715
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked21.5.1782

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 0"Imperial Feet40.5384 
Length of Keel109' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet33.2296 
Breadth34' 10"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen703 5794Tons BM 

Armament


8.1760Broadside 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
8.1760220 BWAS-1714

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.8.1760 - 20.2.1763Captain
Archibald KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1768
ADM 6/19/193
BWAS-1714
4.12.1775 - 9.1.1777Captain
Philimon PownollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1762
ADM 6/21/140
BWAS-1714
9.1.1777 - 8.5.1779Captain
John MilliganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1783
Transfered ADM 6/21/248
BWAS-1714
7.2.1779 - 23.9.1781Captain
Andrew BarkleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
Transfered ADM 107/23/229
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 7.7.1784
BWAS-1714
24.9.1781 - 21.5.1782Captain
Edward ThornbroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1819
ADM 6/22/488
Issued by
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
, North America
Confirmed 3.7.1782
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1776 - 7.11.1776Acting Second Lieutenant
William BurchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1809
NDARVII

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
30.6.1777 - 7.4.1781Midshipman
William McPherson RiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1793
LES/6/6
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1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
27.9.1776 - 27.2.1777Able Seaman
William IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1776-1824
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
2.7.1760Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £3855.17.1dBWAS-1714
19.8.1760Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
20.10.1760Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4319.13.1dBWAS-1714
3.1761Took an 18-gun West-Indiaman and a 12-gun privateerBWAS-1714
11.2.1762Took the Ship
Le Boutin (20) 1762-1762
French 20 Gun
Merchant Ship
BG
20.2.1763Paid offADM 51
8.3.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
14.2.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1770Began great repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
12.1772Completed great repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £11727.19.2dBWAS-1714
11.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4233.6.2dBWAS-1714
7.4.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
18.4.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
31.5.1778Took the Brig
Washington (12) 1776-1778
American 12 Gun
Privateer Brig

7.5.1779Took the Privateer
Resolution 1779-1779
American Privateer

24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition
18.9.1780Took the Ship
Hannibal (24) 1780-1780
American 24 Gun
Privateer Ship

30.9.1781Paid offADM 51

 

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