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Revolutionaire

6181
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured21.10.1794BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy E-WIKI
Ship ClassSeine Class (1793)E-WIKI
Designed by
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1773-1806
E-WIKI
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1795 - 18.4.1798Captain
Francis ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1795
BWAS-1793
18.4.1798 - 9.1801Captain
Thomas TwysdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1801
BWAS-1793
6.1802 - 1803Captain
Thomas Bladen CapelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1847
BWAS-1793
4.1803 - 8.1803Captain
Walter LockeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1793
8.1803 - 4.1804Captain
Robert HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
BWAS-1793
4.1804 - 2.1806Captain
Henry HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1834
BWAS-1793
2.1806 - 1811Captain
Charles FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1811
BWAS-1793
10.1812 - 1815Captain
John Charles WoolcombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
BWAS-1793
8.1818 - 1822Captain
Fleetwood Broughton Reynolds PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1822
BWAS-1793
1822Captain
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1822
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1796First Lieutenant
Edward EllicottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
DAR-1837
3.11.1813 - 10.1814Lieutenant
Frederick BullockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1869
NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1806 - 1807Midshipman
Henry KentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1822
NBD1849
9.1818 - 6.1822Midshipman
Joseph BroomheadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1824
NBD1849
18.5.1821 - 1821Midshipman
Charles Anstruther BarlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1841
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Able Seaman
Henry BirminghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
21.10.1794Taken by
Artois (38) 1794-1797
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

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 Frigate
Variante (32) 1787-1796
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1793 Renamed "Unite"
1796 Renamed "Variante"
off Brest

31.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
30.5.1799Took the Brig
La Victoire (16) 1799-1799
French 16 Gun
Privateer Brig
without prizes in her last cruise
BG
2.6.1799Took the Privateer
L'Hyppotine 1799-1799
French Privateer

29.6.1799Took the Corvette
La Déterminée (20) 1798-1799
French 20 Gun
Privateer Corvette
off the Irish coast

11.10.1799Took the Corvette
Le Bordelais (24) 1798-1799
French 24 Gun
Privateer Corvette

11.10.1799Took the Unrated
Le Grand Ferrailleur (18) 1799-1799
French 18 Gun
Unrated

4.3.1800Took the Ship
La Trompeuse (18) 1799-1800
French 18 Gun
Privateer Ship
off Ireland

4.3.1800Took the Privateer
Le Coureur (10) 1799-1800
French 10 Gun
Privateer
on the Irish Station

16.2.1801Took the Brig
Moucheron (16) 1799-1801
French 16 Gun
Privateer Brig
1800 Renamed "Moucheron"
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 1813-1813
British Privateer

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

 

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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