Terpsichore

7817
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'La Terpsichore' (1758) (28)
Named17.6.1760BWAS-1714
Captured28.2.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.8.1760BWAS-1714
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1715
ConstructorJaques DenysNNF-1715
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold4.11.1766BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 9"Imperial Feet34.46 
Length of Keel93' 2 ½"Imperial Feet28.3591 
Breadth30' 9"Imperial Feet9.3726 
Depth in Hold14' 3"Imperial Feet4.2863 
Burthen468 7494Tons BM 

Armament


8.1760Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1760160 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.8.1760 - 24.5.1762CaptainSir Thomas Adams (6th Baronet of London) (c.1738-1770) ADM 6/19/193BWAS-171424.5.1762 - 27.2.1764CaptainThe Hon. John Ruthven (1743-1771) ADM 6/19/412BWAS-171420.6.1765CaptainThe Hon. Constantine John Phipps (1744-1792) ADM 6/20/78ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
28.5.1760Surveyed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
13.6.1760Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2888.10.3dBWAS-1714
17.6.1760Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1760Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4673.4.7dBWAS-1714
8.4.1761Took the Privateer Le Brimborion (1)
2.11.1762Took the Privateer La Marquise de Marigny (20)
1763Sailed to Lisbon and on to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
27.2.1764

Paid off

BWAS-1714
19.3.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1766Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
14.10.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.11.1766Sold at Deptford for £465BWAS-1714

 

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