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Imperieuse -> 1803 Unite

4848
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Impérieuse' (1787) (36) 1787-1793
French 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Captured11.10.1793BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1805BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassJunon ClassNNF-1774
Designed by
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1.1858BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck148' 6"Imperial Feet45.1104 
Length of Keel124' 10"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth39' 7"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,040 3294Tons BM 

Armament


4.1805Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1805315 BWAS-1793

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.10.1793 - 1793Captain
Charles CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1829
ADM 6/25/79
Confirmed 26.8.1794
ADM 6/25
1801 - 1802Captain
Josias RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
ref:997
4.1805 - 1806Captain
Charles OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1857
BWAS-1793
19.6.1806 - 11.3.1810Captain
Patrick CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1830
ref:616
1811Captain
Edwin Henry ChamberlayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1811
TRN5

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.10.1795 - 23.3.1798Lieutenant
Philip CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1817
ref:616
23.8.1806 - 12.1807Lieutenant
Samuel BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1842
NBD1849
26.9.1809 - 8.1811First Lieutenant
Henry KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1814
NBD1849
1811Lieutenant
Joseph William CrabbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1811
TRN5
1811Lieutenant
John M'DougallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1811
TRN5
23.10.1811 - 30.1.1813Lieutenant
Robert KingstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1818
NBD1849

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1801 - 1802Master
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1802
ref:997
1801 - 1802Surgeon
William GoodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1802
ref:997
1801 - 21.9.1802Purser
John MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1802
ref:997
1811 - 1.5.1811Surgeon
John PegasBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1811
BG

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.5.1794 - 13.12.1794Midshipman
Thomas FifeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
NAO
3.1810 - 8.1814Midshipman
Edward BlanckleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1841
NBD1849
3.1811 - 1.1813Midshipman
Richard GoodridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1830
NBD1849
1812Midshipman
Charles BruceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849
1812 - 1814Midshipman
Thomas Hillersdon BulteelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1814
NBD1849
12.1812 - 8.11.1814Master's Mate
William Francis BondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1859
NBD1849
aft.1.1813 - 10.1814Midshipman
Richard GoodridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1830
NBD1849

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
19.1.1794 - 30.4.1794Able Seaman
Thomas FifeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
NAO
24.11.1795 - 17991st Class Volunteer
William Baker StrugnellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1830
NBD1849
1811 - 1.5.1811Captain of the Foretop
Thomas McBrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811
BG

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1801 - 1802Lieutenant of Marines
William BashamBritish
Marine
Service 1801-1804
ref:997
1811 - 1.5.1811Private
John DayBritish
Marine
Service 1811
BG

Service History


DateEventSource
7.12.1794Arrived at ChathamBWAS-1793
30.3.1795RegisteredBWAS-1793
6.1795Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1795Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8432.0.0dBWAS-1793
21.10.1799

Near the Prata Islands, lost all its masts and rudder in a typhoon

ref:1243
24.10.1799

Taken under tow by Gustaf III

ref:1243
27.10.1799

Arrived at Macao with Gustaf III

ref:1243
3.9.1803Renamed UniteB028
10.1803fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1804Began repairs at Limehouse - London BWAS-1793
4.1805Completed repairs at Limehouse - London BWAS-1793
19.3.1808Arrived at PlymouthTRN5
2.5.1808Took the Brig-Corvette
Ronco (14) 1808-1808
Italian 14 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
off Cape Promontoro

1.6.1808Took the Brig-Corvette
Nettuno (14) 1807-1808
Italian 14 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
off Zara

1.6.1808Took the Sloop
Teulié (14) 1808-1808
Italian 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
off Zara

28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
9.1809Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1809Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £14324.0.0dBWAS-1793
31.3.1811Took the Flûte
Dromadaire 1811-1811
French Unrated Flûte
Off Elba

1.5.1811Destruction of the Girafe and Nourrice
4.7.1811Action on the Tuscan coast
1.11.1811Action of 1811-11-01
29.11.1811Action of 1811-11-29
4.1815Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.1816Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
10.1816Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £30536.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1825Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1826Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10042.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1836Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.1836Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1.1858Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1801-1802British Ships on the Cape of Good Hope Station, 1801
Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
 
 

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