Forte

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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Forte' (1794) (38)
Captured28.2.1799BWAS-1793
ShipyardLorient - Brittany BWAS-1793
Designed byFrançois Caro (1730-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked29.1.1801BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck170' 0"Imperial Feet51.816 
Length of Keel139' 2"Imperial Feet42.3685 
Breadth43' 6"Imperial Feet13.1572 
Depth in Hold15' 1"Imperial Feet4.5771 
Burthen1,434 494Tons BM 

Armament


3.1799Broadside Weight = 634 Imperial Pound ( 287.519 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1802330 BWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1799 - 29.1.1801LieutenantLucius Ferdinand Hardyman (1771-1734)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
29.1.1801Wrecked at JeddahBWAS-1793

 

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