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3879
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured8.7.1800BWAS-1793
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRomaine Class (1794)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1773-1806
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-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 LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
8.1800 - 1802Captain
Henry InmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1806
BWAS-1793
1802 - 15.5.1802Captain
Richard DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1807
BWAS-1793
15.10.1802 - 6.2.1804Captain
Charles Bayntun Hodgson RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
BWAS-1793
6.2.1804 - 1805Captain
Henry WhitbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
BWAS-1793
1805Captain
Henry HeathcoteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
BWAS-1793
8.1809 - 3.1814Captain
Arthur FarquharBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1818
BWAS-1793
3.1814 - 1815Captain
William WooldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1815
BWAS-1793
3.5.1815 - 19.11.1815Captain
Philip CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1817
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5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.9.1800 - 17.7.1802Lieutenant
Andrew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1824
NAO
24.8.1802 - 10.1803Lieutenant
George CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NAO
1804 - 7.1804Lieutenant
Edward BurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
NBD1849
21.8.1809 - 24.10.1809Lieutenant
Henry BirdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
26.11.1811 - 10.1815Lieutenant
Thomas ArcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
NL1865

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1800 - 18021st Class Volunteer
Nicholas AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1815
NBD1849
21.9.1809 - 4.1814Midshipman
John Payne BrounckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1829
NBD1849

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 1804-1804
French Privateer
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) 1811-1811
French 14 Gun
Privateer
off Texel

12.12.1811Took the Lugger
Le Brave (16) 1811-1811
French 16 Gun
Privateer Lugger
off the Vlie
BG
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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