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Franchise

4368
Nominal Guns36
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Fifth Rate frigate 'La Franchise' (1797) (40) 1797-1803
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Captured28.5.1803
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine
Ship ClassPatriote Class
Designed by
Raymond-Antoine HaranFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Constructor
Raymond-Antoine HaranFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1803 - 7.1805Captain
John MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1794
BWAS-1793
5.7.1805 - 1807Captain
Randall M'DonnellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
BWAS-1793
1808 - 1809Captain
Charles DashwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1815
BWAS-1793
17.1.1810 - 1.8.1811Captain
John AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 0196-1846
: on board from 30.1.1810 Transfered ADM 196/3/5
NBD1849
3.4.1811 - 6.1812Captain
Richard BuckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1812
BWAS-1793
6.1812 - 1814Captain
Thomas UssherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1846
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1803 - 1805Rear-Admiral
James Richard DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1808
ref:616

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.11.1803 - 1804Lieutenant
David BoydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
NBD1849
7.4.1806 - 17.1.1807Lieutenant
George Charles BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1833
NBD1849
24.6.1807 - 8.1808Lieutenant
George William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1834
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1808 - 1810Midshipman
William Eardley AmielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1816
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) 1804-1804
French 2 Gun
Privateer
off Jamaica

13.9.1804Took the Privateer
L'Ilranie (3) 1804-1804
French 3 Gun
Privateer

12.1805Took the Privateer
Carmen (1) 1805-1805
Spanish 1 Gun
Privateer

7.1.1806Took the Brig
Raposa (10) 1806-1806
Spanish 10 Gun
Unrated Brig
by boats off Ca,peche

10.1806Took the Privateer
Le Général Ferrand (1) 1806-1806
French 1 Gun
Privateer

8.1807Sailed for the BalticBWAS-1793
21.2.1808Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
23.2.1808Took the Lugger
Le Hasard (4) 1807-1808
French 4 Gun
Privateer Lugger
at 12 leagues South of Scilly
BG
11.11.1808Capture of Samana
11.11.1808Took the Schooner
Le Guerrier (5) 1808-1808
French 5 Gun
Privateer Schooner
at San Domingo Harbour

11.11.1808Took the Schooner
L'Exchange (5) 1808-1808
French 5 Gun
Privateer Schooner
at San Domingo Harbour

16.1.1809Took the Privateer
L'Iphigénie (6) 1809-1809
French 6 Gun
Privateer

18.5.1810Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
9.2.1811Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
24.2.1812Sank the
L'Aventurier (3) 1812-1812
French 3 Gun
Privateer
at Cagliari
BWAS-1793
1815In Ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1793

 

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