Creole

3733
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Créole' (1797) (40)
Ordered23.12.1810BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down9.1811BWAS-1793
Captured1.7.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardNantes - Brittany BWAS-1793
Designed byJacques-Augustin Lamothe (1762-1824)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph Tucker (c.1760-1831)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered2.1.1804BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Burthen1,070Tons BM 

Armament


1.7.1803Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1803 - 3.1.1804CommanderAustin Bissell (d.1807)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1803 - 1.1804LieutenantGeorge CanningNAO

Service History


DateEventSource
1803Crewed, but not commissioned, for the voyage home.BWAS-1793
3.1.1804Foundered in the Atlantic with no casualtiesBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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