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Melpomene

5349
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured10.8.1794BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassJunon Class (1782)NNF-1774
Designed by
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1778
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold14.12.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck148' 2"Imperial Feet45.1104 
Length of Keel123' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet37.4968 
Breadth39' 3"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen1,013 5294Tons BM 

Armament


4.1795Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1795284 BWAS-1793

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.8.1794 - 1795Captain
Charles William PatersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1837
BWAS-1793
4.1795 - 1802Captain
Sir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1819
BWAS-1793
3.1803 - 1805Captain
Robert Dudley OliverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
1805 - 12.1805Captain
Christopher LarocheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1807
BWAS-1793
12.1805 - 1809Captain
Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
BWAS-1793
22.6.1810 - 8.3.1811Commander
William WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
BWAS-1793
1812 - 29.10.1813Commander
Gordon FalconBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1836
BWAS-1793
10.1813 - 1814Commander
Robert RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1819
BWAS-1793

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.8.1794 - 29.3.1803Gunner
William ShepherdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
NAO
3.4.1803 - 12.2.1804Master
John William TrotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1813
ADM 196/1/147
ADM 196

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1803 - 9.1806Midshipman
Whitwell ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1845
NBD1849
1804 - 1805Midshipman
Richard BastardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1832
NBD1849
1.1804 - 4.1.1808Midshipman
Henry BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1830
NBD1849
12.1804 - 10.1805Midshipman
Nicholas AtkinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1814
NBD1849
4.1809 - 10.1809Midshipman
John BowerbankBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
NBD1849
5.1809 - 8.1809Midshipman
Alexander BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1828
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
9.8.1795 - 12.4.1796Volunteer
The Hon. William CathcartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1804
NRS020

Service History


DateEventSource
15.12.1794Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
30.3.1795RegisteredBWAS-1793
1.6.1795Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6534.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.7.1796Took the Privateer
La Revanche (18) 1796-1796
French 18 Gun
Privateer
off Brest

15.5.1797Took the Privateer
L'Espiègle 1797-1797
French Privateer
off the Isle of Wight

12.1797Took the Privateer
Le Triton 1797-1797
French Privateer
in the Channel

3.8.1798Capture of the Aventurier
4.8.1798Took the Brig
L'Aventurier (14) 1793-1798
French 14 Gun
Unrated Brig
at Correjou by boat attack

17.11.1798Took the Brig
Le Tigre (14) 1797-1799
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig
in the Bay of Biscay

9.1.1799

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise

TNC
28.2.1799Took the Privateer
La Zélé (16) 1797-1799
French 16 Gun
Privateer
in the Bay of Biscay

25.3.1799

Arrived at Plymouth from a cruise

TNC
29.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for Portsmouth carrying French prisoners

TNC
2.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth from Portsmouth

TNC
8.1799In the HelderBWAS-1793
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
4.1800At Santiago, West AfricaBWAS-1793
3.1.1801Took the Unrated
Le Senegal (18) 1801-1801
French 18 Gun
Unrated
and destroyed him in the Senegal River with her boats losing 11 killed and 18 wounded
BG
17.6.1801Took the Privateer
L'Auguste (10) 1801-1801
French 10 Gun
Privateer
on the French Coast

2.1803Began very small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
3.1803Completed very small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1807Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
20.4.1808Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1809In the BalticBWAS-1793
5.1810Began fitting as a Troopship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1810Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
8.1810Completed fitting as a Troopship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
16.3.1814Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
14.12.1815Sold for £2,590 at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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