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San Fiorenzo

6342
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Minerve' (1782) (36)
Captured19.2.1794BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassJunon ClassNNF-1774
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1837BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck148' 8"Imperial Feet45.1146 
Length of Keel124' 4 ⅛"Imperial Feet37.7984 
Breadth39' 6"Imperial Feet11.9041 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Burthen1,031 6894Tons BM 

Armament


8.1795Broadside Weight = 357 Imperial Pound ( 161.8995 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795274EstablishmentBWAS-1793
13.2.1805253Complement of men and boys prior to the [Action of 1805-02-13]BWAS-1793

15 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1794 - 7.1794CaptainCharles Tyler (1760-1835)BWAS-179318.6.1794 - 1794CaptainGeorge Henry Towry (1767-1809) ADM 6/25/94
Commission confirmed 10.10.1794
ADM 6/25
7.1794 - 11.1794CaptainSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)BWAS-17936.1795 - 1800CaptainHarry Burrard NealeBWAS-17931.1801 - 5.1802CaptainCharles William Paterson (1756-1841)BWAS-17935.1802 - 1804CaptainArthur Batt Bingham (d.1830)BWAS-17931805 - 1806CaptainWalter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-17932.1805 - 3.1805Acting CaptainHenry Lambert (d.1813)BWAS-17933.1805 - 1806CaptainWalter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-17938.3.1805 - 1806LieutenantWilliam Dawson (d.1811)W0051806 - 1807CaptainPatrick Campbell (1773-1841)BWAS-17931807 - 8.3.1808CaptainGeorge Nicholas Hardinge (1781-1808)BWAS-179320.3.1808 - 10.1808CaptainJohn Bastard (d.1835)BWAS-17933.1809 - 3.1810CaptainHenry MatsonBWAS-17933.8.1810 - 10.1810CommanderThe Hon. Edmund Sexton Pery Knox (1787-1867)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.7.1794 - 8.12.1794LieutenantJohn Bowker (1770-1847)NBD18491805 - 8.3.1805LieutenantWilliam Dawson (d.1811)W005

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
14.7.1794 - 22.3.1794CarpenterWilliam Bunce (1750-1832)NAO

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1805MidshipmanSamuel MarsingalW00513.2.1805 - 1805MidshipmanChristopher H B Lefroy (d.1805)W00510.1810 - 8.1812Master's MateEdwin Ludlow RichNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
19.2.1794Found scuttled at San Fiorenzo, Corsica after damage received from shore batteries on 1794/02/18. She was raised and added to the Royal Navy.BWAS-1793
22.11.1794Arrived at ChathamBWAS-1793
5.1795Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
30.5.1795RegisteredBWAS-1793
14.8.1795Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8459.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.3.1797Action of 1797-03-09
9.3.1797Took the Frigate Resistance (40) off Brest
3.6.1797Took the Lugger L'Unité (14) off OwersBG
3.6.1797Took the Privateer La Rosée (14) in the Channel
1.7.1797Took the Lugger Le Castor (14) off Scilly Isles
12.1798Took a 6-gun Spanish privateerBWAS-1793
11.12.1798Took the Brig La Rosée (14) TNC
9.4.1799Action of 1799-04-09
17.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
20.5.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
2.7.1799Attack on Aix Roads
27.12.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
1.1801To the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
5.1802RecommissionedBWAS-1793
14.1.1804Took the Chasse-Maree Le Passe Partout (2) off the Malabar coastBG
13.2.1805Action of 1805-02-13
13.2.1805Took the Frigate La Psyche (36) off the Malabar coast
3.1808Paid off sometime after March
6.3.1808Taking of the Piemontaise
8.3.1808Took the Frigate Pièmontaise (46) off Ceylon
3.1809RecommissionedBWAS-1793
3.1809Began fitting for Baltic serviceBWAS-1793
6.1809Completed refit at WoolwichBWAS-1793
3.1810Paid offBWAS-1793
5.1810Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1810Began fitting as a Troopship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.1810Completed fitting as a Troopship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1812Placed in ordinary at Chatham
9.1812fitting as a Receiving Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
4.1818Began fitting as a Lazarette at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
8.1818Completed fitting as a Lazarette at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.1837Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
W005Naval History of Great Britain Volume 2 from 1793 to the accession of Georges IVWilliam JamesWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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