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Espoir

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French brig 'L'Espoir' (1788) (6) 1788-1797
French 6 Gun
Unrated Brig
1793 Renamed "Lazouski"
1795 Renamed "Espoir"
Captured11.9.1797BWAS-1714
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1774
Ship ClassHasard ClassNNF-1774
Designed by
Raymond-Antoine HaranFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
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 BlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1808
BWAS-1793
1799 - 12.1799Commander
James SandersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1814
BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.7.1795 - 18.2.1796Master
Charles ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1799
ADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
7.8.1798Espoir vs Liguria
7.8.1798Took the Brig
Liguria (26) 1797-1798
Ligurian 26 Gun
Unrated Brig
5 leagues from Cape Windmill, Gibraltar

29.10.1798Took the Cutter
La Fulminante (8) 1798-1798
French 8 Gun
Unrated Cutter
in the Mediterranean

22.2.1799Took the Xebec
África (14) 1775-1799
Spanish 14 Gun
Unrated Xebec
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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