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 by Raymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)
Constructor Raymond-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 - 7.1805Captain John Murray (d.1805)BWAS-17935.7.1805 - 1807Captain Randall M'DonnellBWAS-17931808 - 1809Captain Charles Dashwood (1765-1847)BWAS-179317.1.1810 - 1.8.1811Captain John Allen (1774-1854): on board from 30.1.1810 ADM 196/3/5NBD18493.4.1811 - 6.1812Captain Richard BuckBWAS-17936.1812 - 1814Captain Thomas Ussher (1779-1848)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


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

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.11.1803 - 1804Lieutenant David BoydNBD18497.4.1806 - 17.1.1807Lieutenant George Charles BlakeNBD184924.6.1807 - 8.1808Lieutenant George William BrownNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1808 - 1810Midshipman William 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 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 Lugger Le Hasard (4) at 12 leagues South of ScillyBG
11.11.1808Capture of Samana
11.11.1808Took the Schooner Le Guerrier (5) at San Domingo Harbour
11.11.1808Took the 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

 

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