Tourterelle

6985
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'Tourterelle' (1794) (28)
Captured13.3.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardHonfleur - Normandy
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sunk as Breakwater1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck125' 11"Imperial Feet38.101 
Length of Keel108' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet32.9248 
Breadth31' 9 ⅛"Imperial Feet9.452 
Depth in Hold9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen580 9094Tons BM 

Armament


7.1795Broadside Weight = 192 Imperial Pound ( 87.072 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1795200 BWAS-1793

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1795CaptainJohn Cooke (1762-1805)ref:6167.1795 - 1797CaptainRichard FellowesBWAS-17931797 - 1798CaptainThomas BoysBWAS-17931798 - 1799CaptainJohn West (1774-1862)BWAS-17936.1799 - 1801CommanderJohn Fergussone (d.1803)BWAS-17931803CommanderJohn SimpsonBWAS-17931805 - 1806CommanderJames Andrew Worth (d.1841)BWAS-17931806 - 1808CommanderJohn Willoughby MarshallBWAS-17931811 - 1815CaptainAndrew Fitzherbert EvansBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
14.3.1795Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
18.12.1795Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6677.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.2.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
5.1799Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.1799Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Troop Ship
7.1799Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6963.0.0dBWAS-1793
1800In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
4.1804Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1805Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1806At JamaicaBWAS-1793
1808Prison ship at BermudaBWAS-1793
1808Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison Ship
1811At HalifaxBWAS-1793
1816Sunk as a breakwater at BermudaBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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