Blonde

3341
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.8.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1783BWAS-1714
Launched22.1.1787BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas CalhounBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold6.1805BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 6"Imperial Feet38.4107 
Length of Keel104' 2 ⅜"Imperial Feet31.7087 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Forward7' 1"Imperial Feet2.159 
Draught Aft13' 1"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Burthen682 1794Tons BM 

Armament


22.1.1787Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper 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
1770220Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.1.1789 - 25.7.1792CaptainWilliam Affleck (1740-1791)BWAS-17146.1793 - 7.1794CaptainJohn MarkhamBWAS-17147.1794 - 25.11.1794LieutenantWilloughby Thomas Lake (1773-1847)BWAS-171425.11.1794 - 6.1795CommanderWilloughby Thomas Lake (1773-1847)BWAS-17146.1795 - 6.11.1796CaptainWilliam PierrepontBWAS-17143.1798 - 1800CommanderDaniel DobreeBWAS-17141800 - 1804CommanderJohn BurnBWAS-17148.1804 - 10.1804CommanderWilliam Humphry FaulknorBWAS-171410.1804 - 1805CaptainFrancis DouglasBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.4.1798 - 15.6.1801MasterHenry Webb (d.1818)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1790 - 13.1.1791MidshipmanPatrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:616

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
26.4.1798 - 15.11.17991st Class VolunteerCharles Evelyn Daniel Francis Poplet Houghton (1784-?)ref:107326.4.1798 - 15.11.17991st Class VolunteerFrederick Hugh Evelyn Houghton (1783-1812)ref:1073

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1794PrivateJohn EldershawADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
22.1.1787building at Bursledon at a cost of £7943.8.4dBWAS-1714
22.1.1787Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1789Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
18.4.1789Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3034.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.5.1789Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
25.7.1792

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1793Began repairs at Limehouse BWAS-1714
6.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1793Completed repairs at Limehouse at a cost of £2258.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1793fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £5287.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.7.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.11.1796

Paid off

BWAS-1714
19.2.1797Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4306.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1798Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1798Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1798Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4950.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.1.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth for Guernsey

TNC
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth for Dublin with troops, armed en-flute.

TNC
1801Egyptian operationsBWAS-1714
1802Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1803In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.1803Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1804At LymingtonBWAS-1714
20.12.1804Stranded in TorbayBWAS-1714
20.12.1804Stranded in Torbay but refloatedBWAS-1714
3.1805repairs at Dartmouth BWAS-1714
6.1805Sold at DartmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ref:1073The descendants of Henry Martin O'Brien and his wife Lydia HoughtonWillis Harry MillerBook
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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