Modeste

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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Modeste' (1786) (32)
Captured17.10.1793BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassMagicienne ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Joseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up6.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 6 ⅝"Imperial Feet43.6023 
Length of Keel118' 3"Imperial Feet35.9706 
Moulded Breadth38' 1"Imperial Feet11.5856 
Breadth38' 8"Imperial Feet11.6078 
Depth in Hold12' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen940 3594Tons BM 

Armament


11.1793Broadside Weight = 330 Imperial Pound ( 149.655 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.11.1793 - 12.1794Captain Thomas Byam Martin (1773-1854) ADM 6/25/43
Commission confirmed 20.5.1794
ADM 6/25
2.1800 - 1801Commander Martin HintonBWAS-179310.1806 - 1812Captain George ElliottBWAS-17931813Captain James Coutts CrawfordBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.2.1801 - 30.7.1801Acting Lieutenant William Borough (1781-1852)NBD184930.7.1801 - 1802Lieutenant William Borough (1781-1852)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1801 - 1802Midshipman George Hubert Rye (1782-1854)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
4.12.1794Arrived at Portsmouth and laid upBWAS-1793
8.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1799Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1799Began fitting as a Troopship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.1800Refitted as a 24 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1800Completed fitting as a Troopship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1801In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
9.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1804fitting as a Floating Battery at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
4.1806Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.1806Refitted as a 36 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
11.1806Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
15.2.1807Sailed for the East Indies and ChinaBWAS-1793
8.10.1808Capture of the Jena
8.10.1808Took the Corvette L'Iéna (18) in the Bay of Bengal
15.7.1809Took the Unrated Tuijneelar (8) in the Sundra Straits
26.7.1810Took the Privateer Tuyneelaar (8) in the East Indies
6.2.1811Took the Privateer Le Furet (14) off Scicly
1814In Ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1793
6.1814Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793

 

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