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Minerve

5410
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Fifth Rate frigate 'La Minerve' (1794) (42) 1794-1795
French 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Captured24.6.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassJunon ClassNNF-1774
Designed by
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728
NNF-1774
Constructor
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Captured3.7.1803BWAS-1793
Becomes
French Fifth Rate frigate 'La Minerve' (1803) (38) 1803-1809
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1803 Renamed "Canonniere"

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 4 ½"Imperial Feet46.9519 
Length of Keel130' 0 ⅛"Imperial Feet39.6272 
Breadth39' 11"Imperial Feet11.89 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen1,101 7994Tons BM 

Armament


8.1795Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795300EstablishmentBWAS-1793

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1795 - 8.1795Captain
Henry TowryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1796
BWAS-1793
8.1795 - 4.1796Captain
Henry TowryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1796
BWAS-1793
11.1.1796 - 5.1796Captain
Charles OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1857
BWAS-1793
8.1796 - 1802Captain
George CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1851
BWAS-1793
10.1802 - 8.5.1803Captain
Jahleel BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1840
BWAS-1793
8.5.1803 - 3.6.1803Captain
Charles BullenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1852
NBD1849
3.6.1803 - 3.7.1803Captain
Jahleel BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1840
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.12.1796 - 13.2.1797Commodore
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
BWAS-1793

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1796 - 13.6.1797Lieutenant
William Hall GageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1862
BWAS-1793
1796 - 20.12.1797First Lieutenant
John CulverhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
BWAS-1793
8.1796 - 20.12.1796Second Lieutenant
Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
BWAS-1793
15.12.1796 - 20.12.1796Flag Lieutenant
James NobleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
ODNB
13.6.1797 - 26.7.1797Commander
William Hall GageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1862
BWAS-1793
29.11.1797 - 4.1.1799Acting Lieutenant
Charles CumbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1813
NBD1849
1800 - 16.12.1803Lieutenant
William KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.1.1797 - 3.3.1797Master's Mate
Thomas ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1806
NAO

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
22.9.1798 - 17991st Class Volunteer
John BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1839
NBD1849
12.1802 - 2.7.18031st Class Volunteer
Frank CutlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1816
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
28.4.1795RegisteredBWAS-1793
6.1795Commissioned in the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
8.1795Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1793
19.12.1796Minerve vs Sabina
23.12.1796Took the Privateer
La Monica (6) 1796-1796
French 6 Gun
Privateer
off Sardinia

14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
29.5.1797Took the Sloop
La Mutine (18) 1794-1797
French 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
cut out by boats at Santa Cruz

26.4.1798RegisteredBWAS-1793
26.4.1798Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
21.9.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth at a cost of £12,866BWAS-1793
2.3.1800Took the Brig
Le Furet (14) 1800-1800
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig
in the morning on the Lisbon station
BG
4.1800Took the Privateer
La Manche (20) 1800-1800
French 20 Gun
Privateer

4.1800Took the Privateer
Nuestra Señora del Carmen (20) 1800-1800
Spanish 20 Gun
Privateer

15.5.1800Took the Privateer
La Vengeance (15) 1800-1800
French 15 Gun
Privateer
in the Mediterranean

2.9.1801Action of 1801-09-02
2.9.1801Took the Frigate
Le Succès (32) 1801-1801
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

1802Paid offBWAS-1793
10.1802RecommissionedBWAS-1793
3.7.1803Capture of the Minerve
3.7.1803Taken by
Le Chiffon 1803-1803
French Unrated Gun-brig
while grounded off Cherbourg

3.7.1803Taken by
Le Terrible 1803-1803
French Unrated Gun-brig
while grounded off Cherbourg

3.2.1810Retaken by
Valiant (74) 1807-1843
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
but not re-added to the Royal Navy



Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on Ostend
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
 

Notes on Ship



I believe she retained her original French guns until the 1798 refit in Portsmouth

 

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