Echo

4039
Nominal Guns24
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Le Echo' (1757) (28)
Named9.1.1759
Captured5.1758
First Commissioned26.7.1758
ShipyardNantes NNF-1715
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold5.6.1770

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 2"Imperial Feet35.9692 
Length of Keel96' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet29.2799 
Breadth32' 4 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold9' 11 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen539 5494Tons BM 

Armament


7.1758Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1758160 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.7.1758 - 7.2.1762CaptainJohn Laforey (1729-1796) ADM 6/19/21BWAS-17147.2.1762 - 19.2.1762CaptainJames Campbell (c.1714-?) ADM 6/20/76
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 19.6.1765
ADM 6/20
19.2.1762 - 4.1762CaptainJohn Lendrick (d.1780) ADM 6/19/387BWAS-171420.8.1762 - 5.6.1763CaptainJohn Brisbane (d.1807)BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 1.3.1770CaptainJames Hawker (d.1787) ADM 6/20/203ADM 6/20

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.4.1759 - 15.8.1759Acting LieutenantSkeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814)ref:559

Service History


DateEventSource
26.7.1758Commissioned in North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.1759Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1.1759Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4070.10.9dBWAS-1714
3.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4077.1.2dBWAS-1714
28.4.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1760Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.3.1760Took the Privateer Le Fier
19.4.1760Took the Privateer Le Superbe
8.7.1760Took the Privateer La Syren
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
28.5.1762Took the Sixth Rate Frigate Fénix (22)
3.6.1762Took the Sixth Rate Thetis (22)
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
5.6.1763Paid offADM 51
1.5.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.3.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.5.1770Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
5.6.1770Sold at ChathamBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ref:559Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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