Duc de Chartres

Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer 'Le Duc de Chartres' (1779) (24)
First Commissioned7.10.1781
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 


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

7.10.1781 - 1.9.1782CommanderJohn Child PurvisBWAS-17141.9.1782 - 4.1783CaptainJohn Child PurvisBWAS-171410.4.1783 - 1784CommanderJohn Shairp (d.1795)BWAS-17141784 - 5.1784CaptainWilliam Affleck (1740-1791)BWAS-1714

Service History

26.5.1781Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
17.9.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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
5.1784Home and paid offBWAS-1714
1.7.1784Sold for £700BWAS-1714


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

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