Fortunee

4344
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.1.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1800BWAS-1793
Launched17.11.1800BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPhoebe Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold29.1.1818BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 8"Imperial Feet43.2864 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 1 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Draught Forward9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft15' 3 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen920 494Tons BM 

Armament


17.11.1800Broadside Weight = 439 Imperial Pound ( 199.0865 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.5.1794264Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1800 - 1802CaptainAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)NBD18498.1802CaptainJohn ClementsBWAS-179312.1802 - 6.1812CaptainHenry Vansittart (1777-1843)BWAS-17931.1812 - 5.1812CaptainFrederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)NBD18496.1812 - 1.1813CaptainSir George Francis Seymour (1787-1870)BWAS-17931.1813 - 5.1813CaptainFrederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)BWAS-17935.1813 - 1.1814CaptainWilliam GoateBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.9.1811 - 16.9.1813LieutenantWilliam BishopNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
26.1.1801 - 10.10.1802MasterSamuel BrokenshaADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
14.7.1801 - 20.6.1802Master's MateLuke BrokenshaNAO11.1810 - 7.1812MidshipmanWilliam Nettleton BoyceNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.11.1800Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
14.1.1801Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.4.1801Took the Privateer La Mascarade (12) in the Channel
20.4.1801Took the Privateer Le Renard (10)
8.9.1802Sailed from the Downs for the TexelRNB1823
11.9.1802Grounded off the Texel losing her masts and rudderRNB1823
11.9.1802Carried into the Texel where she was repaired sufficiently to return homeRNB1823
2.2.1804Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
3.4.1804Took the Privateer Le Cézar (1) on the Jamaica Station
10.8.1804Took the Privateer Le Vautour (1) on the Jamaica Station
9.1804Mistaken action against British merchantman Leander off HaitiBWAS-1793
18.5.1806Took the Privateer Le Grand Juge Bertolio (7)
20.11.1807Took the Privateer Le Magicien (2)
11.10.1811Took the Privateer Le Vice-Amiral Martin (18)
12.1813Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1.1814Paid offBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
 

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