Blonde

3340
Nominal Guns32
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Blonde' (1755) (30)
Captured1760/02/28
First Commissioned1760/08
ShipyardLe Havre NNF-1715
Ship ClassBlonde Class
Designed byJean-Joseph GinouxNNF-1715
ConstructorIsrael Pownoll
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Wrecked1782/05/21

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


1760/08Broadside 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
1760/08220 BWAS-1714

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1760/08 - 1762CaptainArchibald KennedyBWAS-17141775/12 - 1776/12CaptainPhilimon PownollBWAS-17141776/12 - 1778CaptainJohn MilliganBWAS-17141778 - 1782CaptainAndrew BarkleyBWAS-17141782 - 1782/05/21CaptainEdward ThornbroughBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1775/12 - 1776/06LieutenantJames Richard Dacresref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
1760/07/02Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £3855.17.1dBWAS-1714
1760/08/19Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1760/10/20Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4319.13.1dBWAS-1714
1761/03Took an 18-gun West-Indiaman and a 12-gun privateerBWAS-1714
1762/02/11Took the Merchantman Ship Boutin (20) BG
1763/03/08SurveyedBWAS-1714
1770/02/14SurveyedBWAS-1714
1770/11Began great repair at Deptford BWAS-1714
1772/12Completed great repair at Deptford at a cost of £11727.19.2dBWAS-1714
1775/11Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1775/12RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1776/03Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4233.6.2dBWAS-1714
1776/04/07Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1777/04/18Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1778/05/31Took the Privateer Brig Washington (12)
1779/05/07Took the Privateer Resolution
1779/07/24Penobscot Expedition
1780/09/18Took the Privateer Ship Hannibal (24)
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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