Revolutionaire

6181
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Révolutionnaire' (1794) (36)
Captured21.10.1794BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.10.1822BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck157' 2"Imperial Feet47.8536 
Length of Keel131' 9 ⅞"Imperial Feet39.951 
Breadth40' 5 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,147 6894Tons BM 

Armament


1795Broadside Weight = 306 Imperial Pound ( 138.771 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1803Broadside Weight = 621 Imperial Pound ( 281.6235 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1812Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1795 - 18.4.1798CaptainFrancis Cole (d.1798)BWAS-179318.4.1798 - 9.1801CaptainThomas Twysden (d.1801)BWAS-17936.1802 - 1803CaptainThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)BWAS-17934.1803 - 8.1803CaptainWalter Locke (d.1835)BWAS-17938.1803 - 4.1804CaptainRobert HallBWAS-17934.1804 - 2.1806CaptainHenry Hotham (1777-1833)BWAS-17932.1806 - 1811CaptainCharles Fielding (1780-1837)BWAS-179310.1812 - 1815CaptainJohn Charles WoolcombeBWAS-17938.1818 - 1822CaptainFleetwood Broughton Reynolds PellewBWAS-17931822Captain Henry Duncan (1786-1835)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1796First LieutenantEdward Ellicott (d.1847)DAR-18373.11.1813 - 10.1814LieutenantFrederick Bullock (1788-1874)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1806 - 1807MidshipmanHenry KentNBD18499.1818 - 6.1822MidshipmanJoseph BroomheadNBD184918.5.1821 - 1821MidshipmanCharles Anstruther Barlow (1800-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Able SeamanHenry BirminghamADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
21.10.1794Taken by Artois (38)
4.11.1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.5.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9014.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
12.4.1796Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Variante (32) off Brest
31.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
30.5.1799Took the Privateer Brig La Victoire (16) without prizes in her last cruiseBG
2.6.1799Took the Privateer L'Hyppotine
29.6.1799Took the Privateer Corvette La Déterminée (20) off the Irish coast
11.10.1799Took the Privateer Corvette Le Bordelais (24)
11.10.1799Took the Unrated Le Grand Ferrailleu (18)
4.3.1800Took the Privateer Ship La Trompeuse (18) off Ireland
4.3.1800Took the Privateer Le Coureur (10) on the Irish Station
16.2.1801Took the Privateer Brig Moucheron (16) on the Irish Station
5.6.1803Sailed for GibraltarBWAS-1793
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal
10.1811Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1812RecommissionedBWAS-1793
12.1812Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.7.1813Reduction of San Sebastien
25.7.1813Took the Privateer Matilda
31.12.1813Sailed with a convoy to the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1817Began very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1817Completed very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1818RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1818Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1819Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.10.1822Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
DAR-1837Dodsley's Anual Register - 1837 Digital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 8th of November 2017 20:26

Circa 4 Feb 1804 Mr Vance, who came home surgeon of the Revolutionaire apptd Surgeon of the Royal Naval Hospital at Barbadoes.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 8th of November 2017 20:07

Circa 20 Aug 1803 Capt R Hall apptd to the Revolutionaire, in command, vice Lock, pro tempore.
Circa 8 Sep 1803 Capt Lock has resumed command of the Revolutionaire, vice Hall.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 8th of November 2017 19:58

Circa 27 Feb 1804 a coroner's inquest on the body of Marine W Clark, who fell overboard from the Revolutionaire, and was drowned verdict : accidental death.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 4th of November 2017 19:31

4 Oct 1801 Revolutionaire36 Captain Thomas Twysden departed Plymouth Sound for the Irish Channel.
5 Oct 1801 Revolutionaire36 Captain Thomas Twysden was found dead in his cabin. The ship returned to Plymouth and Captain Murray, formerly of the Jason now has the command, and the vessel has been sent to the Mediterranean with urgent dispatches.

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