Prudente

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Nominal Guns38BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Prudente' (1778) (32)
Captured2.6.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassIphigenie ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Leon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1774
Constructor Marion BrillantaisNNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold3.1.1803BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck140' 6 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel118' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet35.9696 
Breadth37' 11 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen909 5294Tons BM 

Armament


3.1780Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1780255 BWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1780 - 21.3.1782Captain William Waldegrave (1753-1825) TransferedBWAS-171421.3.1782 - 11.1782Captain Charles Fitzgerald (1756-1810) ADM 6/22/428BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 1790Captain Henry Trollope (1756-1839) ADM 6/24/26BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.7.1790 - 2.12.1790Midshipman George Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)ref:

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
22.5.1790 - 30.6.1790Able Seaman George Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)ref:

Service History


DateEventSource
22.9.1779RegisteredBWAS-1714
14.11.1779Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.7.1780Action off Cape Ortegal
1781Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
26.1.1781Took the Frigate L'Américain (32) in the Channel
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
16.2.1782Took the Frigate L'Aigle (40)
25.4.1782Took the Cutter Le Marquis de Castries (18) off Cape Clear, after 36 hours chace.BG
11.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3089.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1796Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
4.1796fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
80.40.7800Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £10746.16.9dBWAS-1714

 

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