Franchise

4368
Nominal Guns36
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Franchise' (1797) (40)
Captured28.5.1803
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine
Ship ClassPatriote Class
Designed byRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)
ConstructorRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up11.1815

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 8"Imperial Feet43.5911 
Length of Keel119' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet36.2776 
Breadth37' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet11.2967 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen898 1694Tons BM 

Armament


11.1803Broadside Weight = 336 Imperial Pound ( 152.376 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1803264 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1803 - 7.1805CaptainJohn Murray (d.1805)BWAS-17935.7.1805 - 1807CaptainRandall M'DonnellBWAS-17931808 - 1809CaptainCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)BWAS-179317.1.1810 - 1.8.1811CaptainJohn Allen (1774-1854)NBD18493.4.1811 - 6.1812CaptainRichard BuckBWAS-17936.1812 - 1814CaptainThomas Ussher (1779-1848)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1803 - 1805Rear-AdmiralJames Richard Dacres (1749-1810)ref:616

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.11.1803 - 1804LieutenantDavid BoydNBD18497.4.1806 - 17.1.1807LieutenantGeorge Charles BlakeNBD184924.6.1807 - 8.1808LieutenantGeorge William BrownNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1808 - 1810MidshipmanWilliam Eardley Amiel (1792-1864)NL1865

Service History


DateEventSource
1.6.1803Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
17.10.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
26.2.1804Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
26.3.1804Took the Privateer La Petit Harmonie (2) off Jamaica
13.9.1804Took the Privateer L'Ilranie (3)
12.1805Took the Privateer Carmen (1)
7.1.1806Took the Unrated Brig Raposa (10) by boats off Ca,peche
10.1806Took the Privateer Le Général Ferrand (1)
8.1807Sailed for the BalticBWAS-1793
21.2.1808Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
23.2.1808Took the Privateer Lugger Le Hasard (4) at 12 leagues South of ScillyBG
11.11.1808Capture of Samana
11.11.1808Took the Privateer Schooner Le Guerrier (5) at San Domingo Harbour
11.11.1808Took the Privateer Schooner L'Exchange (5) at San Domingo Harbour
16.1.1809Took the Privateer L'Iphigénie (6)
18.5.1810Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
9.2.1811Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
24.2.1812Sank the L'Aventurier (3) at CagliariBWAS-1793
1815In Ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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