Eclair

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l'Eclair
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench barques latines 'L'Éclair' (1771) (18)
Captured9.6.1793BWAS-1793
First Commissioned9.1793BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Designed by Jean-Baptiste Doumet-RevestBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold27.8.1806BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck105' 1"Imperial Feet32.0091 
Length of Keel85' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet25.9175 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Burthen399 594Tons BM 

Armament


9.1793Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1793160 BWAS-1793

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1793 - 13.9.1793Commander George Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)BWAS-179313.9.1793 - 14.9.1793Commander Edward Cooke (1772-1799) ADM 6/24/297ADM 6/2414.9.1793 - 18.6.1794Commander George Henry Towry (1767-1809) ADM 6/24/297BWAS-179318.6.1794 - 11.8.1794Commander Robert Gambier Middleton ADM 6/25/94ADM 6/257.10.1794 - 6.1796Commander Henry LeycesterBWAS-17936.1796 - 2.1797Commander John William Taylor Dixon (d.1804)BWAS-17934.1797 - 1798Commander George Burgoyne SaltBWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.8.1793 - 18.8.1794Gunner William ShepherdNAO

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.8.1793 - 5.1794Midshipman Philip Bowes Vere Broke (1776-1841)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
9.1.1797Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
4.1797Hulk in Coalmouth Creek in the MedwayBWAS-1793
4.4.1797Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
4.4.1797Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
27.8.1806Sold at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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