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 ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.6.1760 - 23.8.1760CaptainArchibald Kennedy (1720-1794) ADM 6/19/178BWAS-171423.8.1760 - 9.5.1763CaptainThe Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792) ADM 6/19/192BWAS-171415.6.1769 - 10.8.1772CaptainLord Francis Reynolds (1739-1808) ADM 6/20/243BWAS-171410.3.1778 - 6.10.1779CaptainGeorge Farmer (c.1732-1779)† ADM 6/21/377BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1770 - 10.8.1772MidshipmanWilliam Domett (1754-1828)ref:616

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
15.6.1769 - 1770Able SeamanWilliam Domett (1754-1828)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
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
6.10.1779Quebec vs Surveillante


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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

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