Decade

3833
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Decade' (1794) (32)
Named30.10.1798BWAS-1793
Captured24.8.1798BWAS-1793
First Commissioned6.1799
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
Ship ClassGalatée Class
Designed byRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold21.2.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 8 ½"Imperial Feet43.5991 
Length of Keel119' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet36.2776 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen914 7794Tons BM 

Armament


1799Broadside Weight = 318 Imperial Pound ( 144.213 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1799 - 10.1802CaptainJames Wallis (d.1808)BWAS-17936.1803 - 14.5.1805CaptainWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)BWAS-17931806 - 1808CaptainJohn Stuart (d.1811)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.2.1801 - 1.4.1802LieutenantFrederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
7.9.1799 - 8.1800Ordinary SeamanCharles Crowdy (1786-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1798Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
30.10.1798Named and RegisteredBWAS-1793
4.1799Began fitting at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1799CommissionedBWAS-1793
12.1799Completed fitting at PlymouthBWAS-1793
12.1799Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
18.1.1800Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
10.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
22.3.1805Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
4.1805In the chase to the West IndiesBWAS-1793
1806In Sir Richard John Strachan (d.1828) squadron
1807In the ChannelBWAS-1793
1808On the Irish stationBWAS-1793
21.2.1811Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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