Legere

5072
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench corvette 'La Légère' (1793) (18)
Captured22.7.1796BWAS-1793
First Commissioned11.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked2.2.1801BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck116' 2 ½"Imperial Feet35.3695 
Length of Keel94' 8"Imperial Feet28.702 
Breadth30' 0"Imperial Feet9.144 
Depth in Hold9' 7 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen453 1794Tons BM 

Armament


11.1797Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1797121 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1797 - 23.3.1798CommanderJoshua Rowley Watson (1772-1810)BWAS-179323.3.1798 - 2.2.1801CommanderCornelius Quinton (d.1842)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
22.8.1796Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
6.1797Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1798Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8997.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1798Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1.1800Took the Privateer La Petite Victoire (2) off Puerto Rico


Sources


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

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