Espion

4136
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Atalante' (1768) (32)
Captured7.5.1794BWAS-1793
First Commissioned6.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph Coulomb (1704-1728)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked16.11.1799BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck148' 9"Imperial Feet45.1152 
Length of Keel120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Moulded Breadth38' 8"Imperial Feet11.6078 
Breadth39' 2"Imperial Feet11.8928 
Depth in Hold11' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen983 2094Tons BM 

Armament


6.1795Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1795215 BWAS-1793
7.1799121 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1795 - 1796CaptainManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-17931796CaptainWilliam LukinBWAS-17931796 - 1797CaptainManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-17937.1799 - 17.11.1799CommanderJonas RoseBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
14.2.1797Took the Privateer Le Buonaparte (17) in the North Sea
4.1798fitting as a Floating Battery at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2218.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1799Began fitting as a Troopship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.1799Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
7.1799Completed fitting as a Troopship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6637.0.0dBWAS-1793
17.11.1799Wrecked on the Goodwin SandsBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
 

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