Victorieuse

7320
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig 'La Victorieuse' (1794) (18)
Named6.10.1795BWAS-1793
Captured25.8.1795BWAS-1793
ShipyardHonfleur - Normandy BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBelliqueuse ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up7.1805BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck103' 1"Imperial Feet31.4029 
Length of Keel85' 6 ⅞"Imperial Feet25.9302 
Breadth27' 8 ½"Imperial Feet8.2423 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen349 4394Tons BM 

Armament


10.1795Broadside Weight = 104 Imperial Pound ( 47.164 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck12 British 12-Pounder

1.9.1800Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2695 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1795130 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1795 - 12.1795CommanderRobert WinthropBWAS-179312.1795 - 7.7.1796CommanderJemmett Mainwaring (d.1801)BWAS-17937.7.1796 - 1799CommanderEdward Stirling DicksonBWAS-17931800 - 10.1803CommanderJohn RichardsBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
18.9.1795Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
23.12.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £890.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
26.11.1797Took the Privateer L'Etoile du Matin (2) off St Thomas
7.5.1798Took the Privateer Sloop Le Brutus (6) off Guadeloupe
20.6.1798Took the Privateer Les Trois Couleurs (4) off Trinidad
2.12.1798In company with Zephyr (14) , destroyed Proserpine (2) off Cape Three PointsBWAS-1793
4.12.1798Took the Privateer La Couleuvre (6) at Gurupano
10.1803Paid offBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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