Oiseau

5608
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Cleopatre' (1781) (32)
Named1793/08/07BWAS-1793
Captured1793/01/18BWAS-1793
ShipyardSt Malo
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sold1816/09/18BWAS-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


1793/09Broadside 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
1793/09254 BWAS-1793

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1793/09 - 1796CaptainRobert MurrayBWAS-17931796/04 - 1797CaptainGeorge Hopewell StephensBWAS-17931797 - 1798/07CaptainCharles BrisbaneBWAS-17931798/07 - 1801/02CaptainSamuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-17931801/02 - 1801/08CaptainAugustus FitzroyBWAS-17931801/08 - 1801/12CaptainJohn MurrayBWAS-17931801/12CaptainJohn PhilipsBWAS-17931806/06 - 1811LieutenantWalter KennedyBWAS-17931812 - 1812/12LieutenantWilliam NeedhamBWAS-17931814 - 1815LieutenantJohn Bayby HarrisonBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1793/09 - 1794LieutenantCharles WollastonNBD1849

Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1799/01/17 - 1802/07/08MasterRobert BalfourADM29-11806/12/23 - 1807/03/04MasterMichael Rose LangdonADM29-11809/10/06 - 1809/12/19MasterThomas HarttreeADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
1793/07/21Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1794/03/13Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £11309.0.0dBWAS-1793
1794/05/18Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
1795/01/08Took the Unrated Ship-Sloop L'Espérance (16)
1796/01Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
1796/04RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1796/07Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1796/07Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £7185.0.0dBWAS-1793
1798/09/01Took the Unrated La Reunion (6) in the East Indies
1801/01/26Capture of the Dédaigneuse
1801/01/28Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Dédaigneuse (40) off Ferrol
1806/06Prison ship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1806/06Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison Ship
1812/12Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1815In Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1816/09/18Sold at Plymouth to Mr. Rundle for £1,500BWAS-1793
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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