Desiree

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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Désirée' (1796) (40)
Captured8.7.1800BWAS-1793
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRomaine ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by Pierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up28.8.1832BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck147' 3"Imperial Feet44.8072 
Length of Keel124' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet37.8016 
Breadth39' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet11.9063 
Depth in Hold11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Burthen1,016 5094Tons BM 

Armament


8.1800Broadside Weight = 412 Imperial Pound ( 186.842 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1800 - 10.1800Captain Samuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-17938.1800 - 1802Captain Henry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-17931802 - 15.5.1802Captain Richard Dacres (1761-1837)BWAS-179315.10.1802 - 6.2.1804Captain Charles Bayntun Hodgson RossBWAS-17936.2.1804 - 1805Captain Henry Whitby (d.1812)BWAS-17931805Captain Henry HeathcoteBWAS-17938.1809 - 3.1814Captain Arthur FarquharBWAS-17933.1814 - 1815Captain William WooldridgeBWAS-17933.5.1815 - 19.11.1815Captain Philip Carteret (1777-1828)ref:616

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.9.1800 - 17.7.1802Lieutenant Andrew King (1774-1835)NAO24.8.1802 - 10.1803Lieutenant George CanningNAO1804 - 7.1804Lieutenant Edward BurtNBD184921.8.1809 - 24.10.1809Lieutenant Henry BirdNBD184926.11.1811 - 10.1815Lieutenant Thomas Archer (d.1854)NL1865

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1800 - 18021st Class Volunteer Nicholas Alexander (1789-1852)NBD184921.9.1809 - 4.1814Midshipman John Payne BrounckerNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.7.1800Arrived at SheernessBWAS-1793
12.7.1800Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
11.1800Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £10258.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
2.1802Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
24.2.1804Took the Privateer La Jeune Adelle by boat at Jamaica
1805Paid offBWAS-1793
9.1808Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
8.1809RecommissionedBWAS-1793
11.1809Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
29.5.1810Took a 6-gun privateer in the VlieBWAS-1793
10.3.1811Took the Privateer Le Velocifere (14) off Texel
12.12.1811Took the Lugger Le Brave (16) off the VlieBG
11.1813In the ElbeBWAS-1793
1814Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1793
8.1815Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
12.1823Refitted as a Other Vessels Slop Ship

 

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