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Quebec

6024
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.7.1759BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1759BWAS-1714
Named30.6.1760BWAS-1714
Launched14.7.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.6.1760BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger Class (1757)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BarnardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1740-1782
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk in Action6.10.1779BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel103' 3"Imperial Feet31.4198 
Breadth35' 4"Imperial Feet10.6883 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen685 6094Imperial Feet0.0162 

Armament


6.1760Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

8.1779Broadside Weight = 138 Imperial Pound ( 62.5833 kg)ref:1059
Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1760220EstablishmentBWAS-1714

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
30.6.1760 - 23.8.1760Captain
Archibald KennedyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1768
ADM 6/19/178
BWAS-1714
23.8.1760 - 9.5.1763Captain
The Hon. John Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
ADM 6/19/192
BWAS-1714
15.6.1769 - 10.8.1772Captain
Lord Francis ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1787
ADM 6/20/243
BWAS-1714
10.3.1778 - 6.10.1779Captain
George FarmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1758
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/21/377
BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1770 - 10.8.1772Midshipman
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
ref:616

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
15.6.1769 - 1770Able Seaman
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
14.7.1760building at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £6627.3.11dBWAS-1714
9.8.1760fitting at Harwich - Essex BWAS-1714
28.8.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
24.12.1760Took the Privateer
Le Phenix (18) 1760-1760
French 18 Gun
Privateer
off Cape Palos.
BG
9.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1768Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1768Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2113.15.7dBWAS-1714
6.1769RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.9.1769Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
10.8.1772

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.3.1778Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
6.1778Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5831.19.1dBWAS-1714
1.1779Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
13.1.1779Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
4.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2454.3.9dBWAS-1714
6.7.1779

Reported that she drove on shore and destroyed a convoy of forty-nine small vessels, with a 20-gun frigate and several armed vessels; but that the Quebec herself had struck heavily on the rocks, and she had been obliged to throw her guns overboard.

ref:1059
15.9.1779Took the Privateer
L'Epervier (6) 1779-1779
French 6 Gun
Privateer

6.10.1779Quebec vs Surveillante

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 31st of May 2012 20:42

4 Oct 1779 Quebec 32 cap George Farmer sails from Portsmouth to cruise off Brest

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