Crescent

3738
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.7.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down19.8.1777BWAS-1714
Launched3.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.9.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames Martin HillhouseBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured19.6.1781BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'Le Crescent' (1781) (28)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 8"Imperial Feet36.5862 
Length of Keel99' 5"Imperial Feet30.1893 
Breadth34' 0"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen611 2994Tons BM 

Armament


3.1779Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.9.1778 - 13.12.1780CaptainCharles Hope (d.1808) ADM 6/21/454BWAS-171413.12.1780 - 30.5.1781CaptainThe Hon. Thomas Pakenham (1757-1836) ADM 6/22/209BWAS-171430.5.1781 - 19.6.1781LieutenantJohn Bligh (1735-1795)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
22.5.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
31.6.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6980.15.8dBWAS-1714
9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
2.10.1779Took the Cutter Le Mutin (14)
2.10.1779Took the Cutter Le Pilote (14)
4.1781Sailed to MinorcaBWAS-1714
30.5.1781Action of 1781-05-30
19.6.1781Action of 1781-06-19
19.6.1781Taken by La Friponne (32)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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