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Magicienne

5217
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured2.9.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassMagicienne Class (1777)NNF-1774
Designed by
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1778
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture27.8.1810BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck143' 9"Imperial Feet43.5917 
Length of Keel118' 4 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth39' 2 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold12' 4 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen967 7494Tons BM 

Armament


1782Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1791220 BWAS-1714

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.9.1781 - 24.9.1783Captain
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1812
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 - 12.3.1793Captain
Abraham GuyotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1808
ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
12.3.1793 - 1795Captain
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ADM 6/24/218
ADM 6/24
1.1796 - 1798Captain
William Henry RickettsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
BWAS-1714
1798 - 1801Captain
William OgilvyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1801
BWAS-1714
5.1802 - 1803Captain
Henry VansittartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1841
BWAS-1714
6.1803 - 12.1806Captain
Adam MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1823
BWAS-1714
12.1808 - 24.8.1810Captain
Lucius CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1864
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
John MasonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/91
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1802
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.10.1781 - 31.3.1793Gunner
William RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1801
ADM 196/1/23
ADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.7.1795 - 1797Midshipman
William BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
1803Midshipman
Perry DumaresqBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
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Service History


DateEventSource
22.9.1781Purchased in North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.1782Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.1.1783Action of 1783-01-02
9.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
30.10.1783fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.1790Began great repair at Harwich - Essex BWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1793Completed great repair at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £14373.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6607.0.0dBWAS-1714
25.8.1793Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.5.1796Took the Schooner
Le Poisson Volant (4) 1795-1796
French 4 Gun
Privateer Schooner
on the American coast

21.5.1796Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.11.1796Took the Lugger
Le Cerf Volant (18) 1796-1796
French 18 Gun
Unrated Lugger
off San Domingo
BG
1.1797Took three privateers during January, Februrary and MarchBWAS-1714
3.1797Took the Privateer
Le Poisson Volant (12) 1797-1797
French 12 Gun
Privateer

6.4.1797Cape Roxo, San DomingoBWAS-1714
22.4.1797At Les IroisBWAS-1714
27.12.1797Took the Privateer
Le Brutus (9) 1797-1797
French 9 Gun
Privateer
off Puerto Rico

1798Took the Privateer
La Julie (4) 1798-1798
French 4 Gun
Privateer

30.10.1798

Arrived at Port Royal, Jamiaca with a French Schooner and her prize.

TNC
10.1800Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1801In the North SeaBWAS-1714
6.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
26.2.1805Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.2.1806Action of San Domingo
25.2.1806Took the Privateer
Carmen (2) 1806-1806
Spanish 2 Gun
Privateer
in the Mona passage

12.1806Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1807Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1714
23.5.1809Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
29.12.1809Took the East Indiaman
Windham (50) 1800-1818
British 50 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman

7.1810At the Capture of Ile BourbonBWAS-1714
6.7.1810The Capture of Reunion
23.8.1810Battle of Mauritius
24.8.1810Grounded and burnt to avoid capture at Mauritius, losing 8 killed and 20 WoundedBWAS-1714

 

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