Redbridge

6129
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1796BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1796BWAS-1793
Purchased4.1798BWAS-1793
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Designed by Samuel BenthamBWAS-1793
Constructor Hobbs & HellyerBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793
Captured4.8.1803BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench schooner 'Le Redbridge' (1803) (12)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel56' 7 ½"Imperial Feet17.0815 
Breadth22' 2"Imperial Feet6.731 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen148Tons BM 

Armament


4.1798Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179650Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1798 - 1800Lieutenant George HayesBWAS-17931800 - 4.8.1803Lieutenant George Lempriere (d.1803)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1798Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
8.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.8.1803Taken by Cornelie (40) off Toulon


Notes on Ship


AcquisitionBWAS-1793
This ship was built for the Navy, but as an experimental design was 'purchased' at the time of launch instead of having a formal order date.

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 29th of June 2016 20:41

4 Aug 1803 French squadron including Cornelie40 Capitaine de Frégate André Jules François de Martinenq de la Farge engage Phoebe36 Captain The Hon. Thomas Bladen Capell recapturing the prize settees [one under midshipman Edward Boys], and capturing the schooner Redbridge16 schooner Lt George Lempriere [with a copy of British secret signals]and a transport off Toulon.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 28th of April 2012 20:55

4 Aug 1803 Redbridge 16 schooner Lt Lampier taken by French off Toulon with a copy of British secret signals

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