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Flora

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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured8.1.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.7.1761BWAS-1714
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Ship ClassBlonde Class (1755)NNF-1715
Designed by
Jean-Joseph GinouxFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Scuttled7.8.1778BWAS-1714
Becomes
French Fifth Rate frigate 'La Flore Americaine' (1784) (32) 1784-1792
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1787 Renamed "Flore"

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck131' 7"Imperial Feet39.9345 
Length of Keel110' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet33.5344 
Breadth34' 6 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen698 6794Tons BM 

Armament


7.1761Broadside Weight = 156 Imperial Pound ( 70.746 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck23 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1761220 BWAS-1714

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1761 - 22.1.1763Captain
Gamaliel NightingaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1763
ADM 6/19/327
BWAS-1714
9.1.1771 - 10.10.1771Captain
Charles SaxtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1806
ADM 6/20/332
BWAS-1714
10.10.1771 - 19.2.1773Captain
George CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1795
ADM 6/20/407
BWAS-1714
4.12.1775 - 7.8.1778Captain
John BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1805
ADM 6/21/140
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 - 24.1.1793Captain
Mark RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
Transfered ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1772Midshipman
Philip d'AuvergneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1814
ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
16.2.1761Purchased at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4402.3.3dBWAS-1714
18.6.1761Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
24.10.1761Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6445.10.0dBWAS-1714
22.1.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
24.2.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
20.2.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1770Began great repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
9.1771Completed great repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £9360.16.9dBWAS-1714
12.1771fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1866.3.0dBWAS-1714
2.6.1772Sailed for Kronstadt with the new Ambassador for RussiaBWAS-1714
19.2.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3408.16.11dBWAS-1714
29.4.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
7.7.1777Action of 7th July 1777
8.7.1777Recaptured the
Fox (28) 1773-1778
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
BWAS-1714
8.7.1777Took the Frigate
Fox (28) 1773-1778
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate

8.7.1777Took the Ship
Fox (28) 1776-1777
American 28 Gun
6th Rate Ship

5.8.1778Scuttled at Rhode island to avoid captureBWAS-1714

 

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