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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
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 TexelBWAS-1793
11.9.1802Grounded off the Texel losing her masts and rudderBWAS-1793
11.9.1802Carried into the Texel where she was repaired sufficiently to return homeBWAS-1793
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

 

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