Bonne Citoyenne

Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench corvette 'La Bonne Citoyenne' (1794) (20)
First Commissioned6.1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBonne Citoyenne ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Length of Keel100' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet30.4864 
Breadth30' 11"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold8' 7"Imperial Feet2.6162 
Burthen511 494Tons BM 


6.1796Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder

1809Broadside Weight = 297 Imperial Pound ( 134.6895 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

17 Commanding Officers

6.1796 - 6.3.1797CommanderSir Charles Lindsay (d.1799)BWAS-179318.2.1797 - 5.3.1797CommanderEdward Berry (1768-1831)ref:6167.3.1797 - 5.1797CaptainMark Robert Kerr (1776-1840)BWAS-17935.1797 - 5.1798CommanderRichard RetalickBWAS-17935.1798 - 24.12.1798CommanderJosiah NisbetBWAS-179324.12.1798 - 8.1799CaptainJosiah NisbetBWAS-17938.1799 - 6.9.1800CommanderThomas James MalingBWAS-17935.1800 - 10.1801LieutenantRobert JacksonNBD18499.1800 - 10.1800LieutenantArchibald DuffBWAS-179310.1800 - 5.1802CommanderRobert JacksonBWAS-179317.5.1802 - 12.1802CommanderPhilip Carteret (1777-1828)BWAS-17933.1808 - 5.1809CommanderJohn Thompson (1776-1864)BWAS-17935.1809 - 6.7.1809CommanderWilliam MounseyBWAS-17936.7.1809 - 2.1810CaptainWilliam MounseyBWAS-179311.1810 - 7.3.1811CommanderPitt Burnaby Greene (d.1837)BWAS-17937.3.1811 - 8.1814CaptainPitt Burnaby Greene (d.1837)BWAS-17938.1814 - 1.1815CaptainSir Augustus William James CliffordBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

25.6.1796 - 7.10.1798LieutenantRobert Benjamin Young (1773-1846)NBD18491809First LieutenantJoseph SymesTRN5

1 Petty Officer

4.1808 - 6.1809Master's MateJohn Henry BellairsNBD1849

Service History

10.3.1796Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
14.8.1796Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4792.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
20.2.1797Pursuit of the Santissima Trinidad
8.1797Took the Tartane Jengin del Rosario and send all the Prisoners on board of her.BG
8.1797Took the Privateer Le Pluvier (9) between Cartagena and Oran in the Mediterranean , carried to AlgiersBG
8.1797Took the Privateer La Garnarde (10) in the Mediterranean , carried to MaltaBG
1803Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1807Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1808Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.7.1809Capture of the Furieuse
6.7.1809Took the Frigate La Furieuse (40) in the Atlantic (while en-flute)
11.7.1810Sailed with a convoy for the MadeiraBWAS-1793
12.3.1811Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
1814Off JamaicaBWAS-1793
1.1815Laid up in ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
3.2.1819Sold for £1,550 to Joshua CrystallBWAS-1793


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