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Oiseau

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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Named7.8.1793BWAS-1793
Captured18.6.1793BWAS-1793
First Commissioned18.1.1793BWAS-1793
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany FWAS1786
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1758-1836
FWAS1786
Constructor
Benjamin DuboisFrench
Ship Builder
FWAS1786
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold18.9.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Length of Keel120' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet36.5982 
Breadth37' 8 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold11' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet3.3719 
Burthen913 1694Tons BM 

Armament


9.1793Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1793254 BWAS-1793

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.9.1793 - 15.11.1793Captain
The Hon. Charles FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1808
ADM 6/24/269
ADM 6/24
15.11.1793 - 1796Captain
Robert MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 6/24/283
BWAS-1793
4.1796 - 1797Captain
George Hopewell StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1793
1797 - 7.1798Captain
Charles BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1819
BWAS-1793
7.1798 - 2.1801Captain
Samuel Hood LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
2.1801 - 8.1801Captain
Rt Hon. Augustus FitzroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
BWAS-1793
8.1801 - 12.1801Captain
The Hon. John MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1794
BWAS-1793
12.1801Captain
John PhilipsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1807
BWAS-1793
6.1806 - 1811Lieutenant
Walter KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1811
BWAS-1793
1812 - 12.1812Lieutenant
William NeedhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1812
BWAS-1793
1814 - 1815Lieutenant
John Bayby HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1793 - 1794Lieutenant
Charles WollastonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1841
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1799 - 8.7.1802Master
Robert BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1846
ADM 196/1/6
ADM 29-1
23.12.1806 - 4.3.1807Master
Michael Rose LangdonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1808
ADM 29-1
6.10.1809 - 19.12.1809Master
Thomas HarttreeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1811
ADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
21.7.1793Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
13.3.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11309.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.5.1794Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
8.1.1795Took the Sloop
L'Espérance (16) 1793-1795
French 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop

1.1796Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1796Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
7.1796Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7185.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.9.1798Took the Unrated
La Reunion (6) 1798-1798
French 6 Gun
Unrated Unknown
in the East Indies

26.1.1801Capture of the Dédaigneuse
28.1.1801Took the Frigate
La Dédaigneuse (40) 1798-1801
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Ferrol

6.1806Prison ship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
6.1806Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison Ship
12.1812Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1815In Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
18.9.1816Sold at Plymouth to Mr. Rundle for £1,500BWAS-1793

 

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