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Amaranthe

6935
Nominal Guns14
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French brig 'L'Amaranthe' (1793) (14) 1793-1796
French 14 Gun
Unrated Brig
Captured30.12.1796
First Commissioned8.1797
ShipyardHonfleur - Normandy BWAS-1793
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Wrecked25.10.1799

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck86' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet26.2192 
Length of Keel68' 8 ⅜"Imperial Feet20.7359 
Breadth28' 2 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold13' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet3.9815 
Burthen290 3094Tons BM 

Armament


8.1797Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.9.1797 - 16.9.1799Commander
Francis VesseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1804
BWAS-1793
16.9.1799 - 25.10.1799Lieutenant
George BlakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1802
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1.1797Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5222.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1798Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
2.1799Took the Unrated
La Petite Français (4) 1799-1799
French 4 Gun
Unrated
on the Jamaica Station

13.4.1799Took the Schooner
Le Vengeur (6) 1799-1799
French 6 Gun
Privateer Schooner
at the East End of Jamaica losing 1 Quarter-Master killed and 3 Seamen slightly wounded
BG
25.10.1799Wrecked near Cape Canaveral, Florida. 22 drownedBWAS-1793

 

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