Duc de Chartres

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer 'Le Duc de Chartres' (1779) (24)
Captured28.3.1781BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.10.1781
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold1.7.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck109' 2"Imperial Feet33.2288 
Length of Keel86' 5 ½"Imperial Feet26.2255 
Breadth30' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold11' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen426 794Tons BM 

Armament


7.10.1781Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1781125 BWAS-1714
1.9.1782125with 16 gunsBG

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1781 - 1.9.1782CommanderJohn Child Purvis ADM 6/22/302
Issued by George Darby (c.1720-1790), English Channel - British Isles
Commission confirmed 20.6.1781
BWAS-1714
1.9.1782 - 10.4.1783CaptainJohn Child Purvis ADM 6/22/549BWAS-171410.4.1783 - 14.4.1783CommanderJohn Shairp (c.1729-1795) ADM 6/23/85
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Tonnay-Charentes - Aunis
Commission confirmed 13.6.1786
ADM 6/23
14.4.1783 - 25.5.1784CaptainWilliam Affleck (1740-1791)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
26.5.1781Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
17.9.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4234.9.0dBWAS-1714
7.10.1781Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.9.1782Took the Unrated Ship L'Aigle (22) in North AmericaBG
25.5.1784

Home and paid off

BWAS-1714
1.7.1784Sold for £700BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
 

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