Espoir

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig 'L'Espoir' (1788) (6)
Captured11.9.1797BWAS-1714
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1774
Ship ClassHasard ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Raymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)NNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold9.1804BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck92' 10"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Length of Keel75' 1"Imperial Feet22.8651 
Breadth25' 10"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen267Imperial Feet0.0254 

Armament


1798Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179880 BWAS-1793

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1798 - 1799Commander Loftus Otway Bland (d.1810)BWAS-17931799 - 12.1799Commander James Sanders (d.1834)BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.7.1795 - 18.2.1796Master Charles ThompsonADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
7.8.1798Espoir vs Liguria
7.8.1798Took the Brig Liguria (26) 5 leagues from Cape Windmill, Gibraltar
29.10.1798Took the Cutter La Fulminante (8) in the Mediterranean
22.2.1799Took the Xebec África (14) off the Spanish coast
14.10.1799Arrived at SheernessBWAS-1793
12.1799Laid up and paid offBWAS-1793
9.1804Sold at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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