Melampe

5345
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Le Melampe' (1757) (36)
Captured2.11.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.4.1758
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Beached1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 6"Imperial Feet40.8477 
Length of Keel111' 6 ½"Imperial Feet33.8455 
Breadth35' 6"Imperial Feet10.6985 
Depth in Hold11' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen747 6494Tons BM 

Armament


4.1758Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1758240 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.4.1758 - 8.5.1761CaptainWilliam Hotham (1736-1813) ADM 6/18/502BWAS-171426.5.1761 - 5.5.1763CaptainJohn Clerke (d.1775) ADM 6/19/318BWAS-17145.5.1763 - 19.1.1764CaptainPeter Clarke (d.1773) ADM 6/19/547
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 1.11.1763
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
24.3.1758Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £5398.10.8dBWAS-1714
24.3.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4976.7.2dBWAS-1714
20.7.1758Took the Privateer Le Dange
20.3.1759Action of 20 March 1759
28.3.1759Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Danae (40)
4.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
24.8.1762Sailed for the African coast and then to the Leeward islandsBWAS-1714
1764Laid up in Antigua and later soldBWAS-1714
19.1.1764Paid offADM 51


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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