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Pique

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Nominal Guns34BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Fifth Rate frigate 'La Pique' (1785) (32) 1785-1795
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1792 Renamed "Pique"
Named5.9.1795BWAS-1793
Captured6.1.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1774
Ship ClassGalatée Class (1779)NNF-1774
Designed by
Raymond-Antoine HaranFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sunk in Action30.6.1798BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 1 ½"Imperial Feet43.9039 
Length of Keel119' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet36.2776 
Breadth37' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet11.284 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen906 2194Tons BM 

Armament


9.1795Broadside Weight = 252 Imperial Pound ( 114.282 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
9.1795 - 30.6.1798Captain
David MilneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1803 - 1804Lieutenant
Edward BurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
NBD1849
7.1.1803 - 4.1803Lieutenant
George William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1834
NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1796 - 30.6.1798Midshipman
Alexander Barclay BranchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1828
NBD1849
7.1797 - 6.1798Midshipman
William Cunningham Cavendish DalyellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1864
ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1.1795Taken by Blanche in the [Action of 1795-01-06]BWAS-1793
5.9.1795Named, Registered and commissionedBWAS-1793
9.3.1796Took in company with Charon the 14-gun privateer **Lacedemonien** off BarbadosBWAS-1793
9.3.1796Took the Brig
Le Lacédémonien (12) 1794-1796
French 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
off Barbados

23.4.1796Present at the capture of Demerara and EssequiboBWAS-1793
23.4.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice
2.5.1796Present at the capture of BerbiceBWAS-1793
1797Service in the ChannelBWAS-1793
1798Service in the ChannelBWAS-1793
29.6.1798Capture of the Seine
30.6.1798In company with Jason took the Seine off the Penmarks, being bilged and lost having suffered 2 dead and 6 wounded.BWAS-1793
30.6.1798Took the Frigate
La Seine (42) 1793-1798
French 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Breton Passage

16.8.1814Took the Privateer
Invincible (16) 1814-1814
American 16 Gun
Privateer
ref:720

 

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