Laurel

5056
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1805BWAS-1793
Launched2.6.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLaurel ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor& Goode BooleBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Captured12.9.1808BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'L'Espérance' (1808) (24)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel98' 7"Imperial Feet29.8926 
Breadth31' 8"Imperial Feet9.652 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen525 7994Tons BM 

Armament


2.6.1806Broadside Weight = 201 Imperial Pound ( 91.1535 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.3.1805155Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.1806 - 12.9.1808CaptainJohn Charles WoolcombeBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1806Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
16.11.1806Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
18.8.1807Sailed with a convoy for South AmericaBWAS-1793
12.9.1808Taken by Canonniere (38) off Mauritius

 

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