Heureux

4720
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer corvette 'L'Heureuse' (1799) (22)
Captured19.10.1799BWAS-1793
First Commissioned8.1800BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Foundered6.1806BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck127' 6"Imperial Feet38.7152 
Breadth33' 0"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Burthen598Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck127' 8 ½"Imperial Feet38.7223 
Length of Keel102' 9"Imperial Feet31.2039 
Breadth33' 1"Imperial Feet10.0669 
Depth in Hold15' 1"Imperial Feet4.5771 
Burthen598 1894Tons BM 

Armament


12.1799Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)B028
Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder

8.1800Broadside Weight = 329 Imperial Pound ( 149.2015 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1800155 BWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1800 - 1805CaptainLoftus Otway Bland (d.1810)BWAS-17931805 - 4.1806CaptainGeorge Younghusband (1776-1806)BWAS-17934.1806 - 6.1806CaptainJohn Morrison (d.1806)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
25.3.1800Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1800Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1800Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1801Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.5.1801Took the Schooner L'Egypte (16) off Barbados
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
26.9.1803Took the Schooner La Serpente at Berbice
26.2.1804Took the Privateer Le Flibustier (6) BG
31.5.1805Took the Privateer La Désirée (1)
14.1.1806Took the Privateer Amelia (8) off TrinidadBG
16.2.1806Took the Privateer La Bellone (14) off BarbadosBG
16.2.1806Took the Schooner La Bécune (3) off Barbados after an 8 hours chace .BG
8.3.1806Took the Privateer Le Huron (18) off BarbadosBG
30.3.1806Took the Schooner La Dame Ernouf (16) BG
6.1806Lost presumed foundered with all hands in the North AtlanticBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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