Espiegle

4129
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig 'L'Espiègle' (1788) (6)
Captured30.11.1793BWAS-1793
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1774
Ship ClassHasard Class
Designed byRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)NNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold2.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck91' 7"Imperial Feet27.9146 
Length of Keel74' 5 ½"Imperial Feet22.5679 
Breadth26' 2"Imperial Feet7.9333 
Depth in Hold11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen271 1594Tons BM 

Armament


8.1794Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

19.11.1799Broadside Weight = 196.5 Imperial Pound ( 89.11275 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck1 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.179496 BWAS-1793

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.8.1794 - 6.1795CommanderBartholomew Roberts (d.1798) ADM 6/25/74BWAS-17936.1795CommanderJemmett Mainwaring (d.1801)BWAS-17936.1795 - 8.8.1796CommanderBartholomew Roberts (d.1798)BWAS-17938.8.1796 - 2.9.1799CommanderJames BoorderBWAS-17932.9.1799 - 1801CommanderJames SladeBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.9.1794 - 21.3.1795LieutenantJames Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
23.12.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
22.5.1794RegisteredBWAS-1793
4.10.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3827.0.0dBWAS-1793
14.8.1797Took the Privateer Corvette Le Prodige (14)
27.8.1797Took the Privateer La Victorieuse (1)
23.9.1797Took the Privateer Schooner Ondelboarlaid (10)
11.8.1799Retaking of the Crash
11.8.1799Took the Unrated Brig Crash (6) by boats
2.1802Sold at SheernessBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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