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Flora

7652
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.11.1778BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down21.11.1778BWAS-1793
Launched6.5.1780BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFlora ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked18.1.1808BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 0"Imperial Feet41.7576 
Length of Keel113' 1"Imperial Feet34.4444 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Forward10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Aft14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen868 5394Tons BM 

Armament


6.5.1780Broadside Weight = 345 Imperial Pound ( 156.4578 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1805Broadside Weight = 403 Imperial Pound ( 182.7605 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.11.1778260Design Complement
25.4.1780270 BWAS-1714
7.1801121 BWAS-1714

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
13.4.1780 - 15.11.1781Captain
William Peere WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1830
ADM 6/22/114
BWAS-1714
15.11.1781 - 15.4.1783Captain
Samuel MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1787
Transfered ADM 6/22/365
BWAS-1714
2.5.1783 - 7.1783Captain
George BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1814
ADM 6/23/61
BWAS-1714
28.7.1783 - 1.4.1784Captain
Robert MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
Transfered ADM 6/23/102
BWAS-1714
1.4.1784 - 13.5.1786Captain
George StoneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1786
ADM 6/23/303
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 10.11.1785
BWAS-1714
22.11.1790Captain
Isaac George ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1814
ADM 6/24/88
ref:591
8.1.1793 - 8.9.1794Captain
Sir John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1804
Transfered ADM 6/24/192
BWAS-1714
8.9.1794 - 11.1794Captain
William Albany OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/25/83
BWAS-1714
11.1794 - 12.1794Captain
Thomas DruryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
BWAS-1714
12.1794 - 9.7.1795Commander
Henry Lidgbird BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1714
9.7.1795 - 10.1795Captain
Henry Lidgbird BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1714
10.1795 - 1801Captain
Robert Gambier MiddletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1832
BWAS-1714
5.1801 - 4.1802Commander
Edward KendallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1812
BWAS-1714
6.5.1805 - 18.1.1808Captain
Loftus Otway BlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1808
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1793 - 1.1794Rear-Admiral of the Blue
John MacbrideBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
ref:676

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.4.1795 - 19.6.1801Lieutenant
Sir Thomas BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1838
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1787 - 12.1793Midshipman
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
3.11.1801 - 18011st Class Volunteer
Benjamin BayntonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1841
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.5.1780Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £19788.15.10dBWAS-1714
10.8.1780Flora vs Nymphe
1781Took the Privateer
L'Hercule (20) 1781-1781
French 20 Gun
Privateer
off Cape Clear

30.5.1781Action of 1781-05-30
19.6.1781Action of 1781-06-19
15.1.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
12.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.11.1783Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1790Began great repairBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1793Completed great repair at a cost of £18214.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6022.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.1.1794Took the Brig-Corvette
La Vipère (12) 1793-1794
French 12 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
off Cape Clear
BG
23.4.1794Action of 1794-04-23
6.1794Took the Privateer
Le Phoenix (12) 1794-1794
French 12 Gun
Privateer
off Cape Clear

6.1794Took the Privateer
La République Française (16) 1794-1794
French 16 Gun
Privateer
off Cape Clear

23.8.1794Destruction of the Volontaire
27.11.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
15.5.1796Took the Lugger
L'Epervier (2) 1796-1796
French 2 Gun
Privateer Lugger

13.4.1797Took the Privateer
L'Incroyable (24) 1796-1797
French 24 Gun
Privateer
BG
2.5.1798Took the Fifth Rate
La Corcyre (16) 1798-1798
French 16 Gun
5th Rate

13.5.1798Took the Brig
Le Mondovi (16) 1797-1798
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig

7.1798Off the AzoresBWAS-1714
4.10.1798Took the Cutter
Le President Parker (12) 1797-1798
French 12 Gun
Privateer Cutter
in the Azores

25.1.1799Took the Privateer
L'Intrépide (20) 1799-1799
French 20 Gun
Privateer
on the Lisbon station

15.2.1799Took the Privateer
L'Aventure (14) 1798-1799
French 14 Gun
Privateer
on the Lisbon station
BG
27.2.1799Took the Privateer
Nuestra Señora del Carmen (2) 1799-1799
Spanish 2 Gun
Privateer

20.4.1799Took the Schooner
La Légère (14) 1799-1799
French 14 Gun
Privateer Schooner
on the Lisbon station
BG
25.7.1799Took the Brig
Le Rhuiter (14) 1799-1799
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig
on the Lisbon station
BG
20.3.1800Took the Privateer
Corunesa (16) 1800-1800
Spanish 16 Gun
Privateer
off the coast of Portugal

9.4.1800Took the Privateer
San Antonio y Animas (10) 1800-1800
Spanish 10 Gun
Privateer

22.6.1800Took the Other Vessels
Cortez (14) 1800-1800
Spanish 14 Gun
Other
BG
1801Operations off EgyptBWAS-1714
23.5.1801Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Sloop
7.1801Guard vessel for the Needles PassageBWAS-1714
4.1802Paid off and placed in ordinaryBWAS-1714
12.1804Began repairs at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
4.1805Completed repairs at Deptford - London at a cost of £9717.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.5.1805Refitted as a 36 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
1806In the North SeaBWAS-1714
25.11.1806Took the Privateer
El Espedarte (6) 1806-1806
Spanish 6 Gun
Privateer
in the Mediterranean

18.1.1808Broached on Terschelling off the Dutch coast, 9 men were lostBWAS-1714

 

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