Laurestinus

5057
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'L'Espérance' (1808) (24)
Captured12.4.1810BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1811
ShipyardBridport
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship
Wrecked22.10.1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel98' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet29.8768 
Breadth32' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet9.76 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen526 3994Tons BM 

Armament


12.4.1810Broadside 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
5.1811155 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1811 - 7.1812CaptainWilliam GordonBWAS-17937.1812 - 21.8.1813CaptainThomas Graham (d.1822)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1810Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
6.1811Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
27.7.1811Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
20.9.1812Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
22.10.1813Wrecked in the BahamasBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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