Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Designed bySamuel BenthamBWAS-1793
Constructor Hobbs & HellyerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench schooner 'Le Redbridge' (1803) (12)


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 


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

4.1798 - 1800LieutenantGeorge HayesBWAS-17931800 - 4.8.1803LieutenantGeorge Lempriere (d.1803)BWAS-1793

Service History

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

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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