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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
French Privateer frigate 'Le Monsieur' (1778) (38) 1778-1780
French 38 Gun
Privateer Frigate
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck139' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet42.3736 
Length of Keel115' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet35.0615 
Breadth36' 6 ½"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold17' 9 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen818 7594Tons BM 


7.1780Broadside 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
7.1780240 BWAS-1714
21.12.1780255 BWAS-1714

2 Ship Commanders

12.7.1780 - 25.8.1781Captain
The Hon. Charles PhippsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1783
Transfered ADM 6/22/150
10.11.1781 - 3.1783Captain
The Hon. Seymour FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
ADM 6/22/363

1 Warrant Officer

17.11.1782 - 19.3.1783Master
William ThurmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1793
ADM 29-1

Service History

19.3.1780Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
31.5.1780Registered and namedBWAS-1714
6.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
18.10.1780Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8364.14.11dBWAS-1714
15.12.1780Took the Cutter
Le Chevreuil (18) 1779-1780
French 18 Gun
Unrated Cutter

1781Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
10.10.1781Took the Sixth Rate
Le Jason (22) 1781-1781
French 22 Gun
6th Rate

12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
6.3.1782Took the Privateer
Le Sensible 1782-1782
French Privateer

27.3.1782Took the Privateer
La Manerbe 1782-1782
French Privateer

3.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
25.9.1783Sold at Deptford to James Curry for £820BWAS-1714


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