Volage

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Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer corvette 'La Volage' (1797) (22)
Captured23.1.1798BWAS-1793
First Commissioned10.1798BWAS-1793
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1804BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 10 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel99' 5 ½"Imperial Feet30.1879 
Breadth31' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet9.4552 
Depth in Hold8' 4"Imperial Feet2.54 
Burthen522 7994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen400French Tonneaux391.6 

Armament


10.1798Broadside Weight = 352 Imperial Pound ( 159.632 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck22 British 32-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1798155 BWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1798 - 9.1799CaptainThe Hon. Philip WodehouseBWAS-171416.9.1799 - 1801Captain Francis VesseyBWAS-17149.10.1801 - 1802Captain William Parker (1781-1866)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
25.1.1798Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
13.2.1799Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
26.2.1799

Put into Plymouth after being found to be too heavily laden for the passage to the West Indies

TNC
7.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for Cork to escort a convoy for Jamaica

BWAS-1714
1801In the West IndiesBWAS-1714

 

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