Proselyte

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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer frigate 'Le Stanislas' (1779) (26)
Captured15.6.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1774
Designed byFrançois Paul Pierre Motard (1735-1793)NNF-1774
ConstructorM BlancheNNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold10.2.1785BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck135' 11"Imperial Feet41.1487 
Length of Keel114' 0 ½"Imperial Feet34.7599 
Breadth33' 9 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen692 5794Tons BM 

Armament


1.1781Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1783Broadside Weight = 470 Imperial Pound ( 213.145 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck26 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1781220EstablishmentBWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.1.1781 - 10.4.1783CaptainJohn Brown (1751-1808) ADM 6/22/240BWAS-171410.4.1783 - 12.1784CaptainJonathon Faulknor (d.1809) ADM 6/23/47BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.4.1783 - 22.4.1783First LieutenantJohn Watherston ADM 6/23/50ADM 6/2315.4.1783 - 29.4.1783Second LieutenantEdward Roe (d.1810) ADM 6/23/50ADM 6/23

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1780PurchasedBWAS-1714
27.12.1780Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.1781CommissionedBWAS-1714
7.3.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7880.1.1dBWAS-1714
25.4.1781Took the Sixth Rate Frigate Le Rohan Soubise (22)
7.8.1781Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle
3.4.1782Took the Privateer La Jeune Dunkerquoise (9)
1783Paid off
4.1783Recommissioned
6.1783coppering at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
22.5.1784Sailed for Newfoundland
12.1784Paid off
10.2.1785Sold at Portsmouth for £515BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
 

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