Isis

4898
Nominal Guns50
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Diamant' (1733) (50)
Named17.10.1747
Captured3.5.1747
First Commissioned1.7.1755
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Designed byFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold1.7.1766

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck142' 3"Imperial Feet43.2834 
Length of Keel117' 3"Imperial Feet35.6661 
Breadth40' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet12.1984 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,013 4994Tons BM 

Armament


1755Broadside Weight = 402 Imperial Pound ( 182.307 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1755350 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.7.1755 - 1.4.1761CaptainEdward Wheeler (d.1761)† ADM 6/18/177BWAS-17146.4.1761 - 11.8.1762CaptainCharles Medows (1737-1816) ADM 6/19/459
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Commission confirmed 10.1.1763
BWAS-1714
11.8.1762 - 14.5.1763CaptainPhilips Cosby (1729-1808) ADM 6/19/429BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1759CommodoreSir Peircy Brett (c.1710-1781)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.9.1755 - 4.2.1756MasterThomas Tonken (c.1732-1791) ADM 107/4/352ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
3.5.1747Captured off FinisterreBWAS-1714
16.6.1747Surveyed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
16.10.1747Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £6081.2.6dBWAS-1714
4.1748Began small repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1714
3.1748/49Completed small repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £7240.1.2dBWAS-1714
1.4.1756SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.7.1757Took the Privateer Le Prince de Turenne (10) BG
22.7.1757Took the Privateer Le Comte d'Hérouville (16) BG
5.9.1757Took the Corvette L'Escarboucle (16)
17.10.1757Took the Privateer L'Ete (16)
24.10.1758Took the Flûte Rhinoceros (12)
19.3.1759Action of 19 March 1759
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le HavreBWAS-1714
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
1761In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
23.1.1761Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.4.1761Isis vs L'Oriflamme
1.4.1761Took the Ship of the Line L'Oriflamme (56) Off Morocco
14.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.11.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.5.1766Admiralty order for her to be soldBWAS-1714
1.7.1766Sold for £535 at ChathamBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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