Fisgard

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Fishguard
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Resistance' (1795) (40)
Captured9.3.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardPaimboeuf - Brittany BWAS-1793
Designed byPierre Degay (1758-1819)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold11.8.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck160' 6"Imperial Feet48.7705 
Length of Keel134' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet40.8496 
Breadth40' 8 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Draught Forward16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Draught Aft17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 

Armament


10.1797Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1798284EstablishmentBWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1798 - 10.1801CaptainThomas Byam Martin (1773-1854)BWAS-179310.1801 - 1802CaptainMichael Seymour (1802-1887)BWAS-17931802CaptainJames Wallis (d.1808)BWAS-17937.1803 - 8.1805CaptainMark Robert Kerr (1776-1840)BWAS-17938.1805 - 10.1809CaptainWilliam Bolton (d.1817)BWAS-179310.1809 - 7.1812CaptainFrancis Mason (1779-?)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1798 - 24.10.1798First LieutenantJohn Surman Carden (1771-1858)ref:61617.6.1809 - 2.6.1813LieutenantJohn BarclayNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1.1808 - 14.1.1809MasterAndrew DavidsonADM29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1802 - 9.1802MidshipmanWilliam Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD184912.6.1805 - 1808MidshipmanPhilip BowdenNBD18499.1809 - 1811MidshipmanSackville BurroughsNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.3.1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.10.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11011.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.10.1798Took the Frigate L'Immortalité (40) off Brest
28.12.1798

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise.

TNC
23.1.1799

Arrived at Plymouth to repair damage

TNC
2.5.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
20.5.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
5.5.1800Took the Brig-Corvette Le Dragon (14) in the Channel
6.1800Quiberon operationsBWAS-1793
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
11.6.1800Took the Gunboat La Nochette (2) by boat
2.7.1800Boats burnt the La Thérèse (20) in Bourgheuf BayBWAS-1793
8.1800Took the Privateer L'Alerte (14) in the Channel
8.1800Took the Privateer La Gironde (16) BG
30.9.1800Took the Brig Vivo (14) BG
22.10.1800Took the Corvette Vénus (28) off the Portugese Coast
20.8.1801Took the Sixth Rate Neptuno (20) by boats at Corunna
7.1802Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1802Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1804Took the Privateer Le Tigre (18) in the Mediterranean
1806At JamaicaBWAS-1793
12.1806Took the Privateer San John (3)
1807At JamaicaBWAS-1793
1808In the North SeaBWAS-1793
1809In the North SeaBWAS-1793
1809Walcheren expeditionsBWAS-1793
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
1810In the BalticBWAS-1793
7.1812Paid offBWAS-1793
11.8.1814Sold for £2,620 at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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