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HBMF Ambuscade (1773)

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Ambuscade, 32 Guns



Nationality British
Ordered 1770/12/25 B057
Laid Down 1771/04/00 B057
Launched 1773/09/17 B028
Shipyard Deptford B057
Designer John Williams B057
Constructor John Barnard B057
Rate Fifth Rate  
Type Frigate  
Out Service 1798/12/14 B028
Fate Captured B028
Becomes Embuscade


B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 126' 3" Imperial Feet 38.48
Length of Keel 104' 1" Imperial Feet 31.72
Breadth 35' 13/4" Imperial Feet 10.69
Depth in Hold 12' 2" Imperial Feet 3.71
Draught Forward 8' 4" Imperial Feet 2.54
Draught Aft 13' 0" Imperial Feet 3.96
Burthen 68381/94 Tons BM  


1776 B057 Broadside Weight = 228
Quarterdeck 4 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder


Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1776 220 Establishment B057


Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1798/12/14 Aboard Post Captain Henry Jenkins B083
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1776/01 1779/01 Post Captain John Macartney B057
1779/01 1779 Post Captain Thomas Haynes B057
1779/04 1780/08 Post Captain Charles Phipps B057
1780/80 1781/11 Post Captain Hugh Seymour Conway B057
1781/11 1782/05 Post Captain Henry Duncan B057
1782/05 1783/04 Post Captain Walter Young B057
1787/10 1787/12 Post Captain Thomas Boston B057
1787/12 1790/05 Post Captain William Henry King O'Hara B057
1790/05 1791/09 Post Captain Robert Devereux Fancourt B057
1794/09 1796 Post Captain George Duff B057
1796 1798 Post Captain Thomas Twysden B057
1798 1798/12/14 Post Captain Henry Jenkins B057


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1773/10/01 Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £7,125.16.9d, plus £327.12.5d for dockyard costs B057
1776/01 First commissioned and started fitting at Chatham B057
1776/04 Completed fitting at a cost of £4,971.5.9d B057
1776/07/20 Sailed for North America B057
1778 In North America B057
1779/01 Commissioned for the Western squadron and paid off later in the year B057
1779/03 Started refitting and coppering at Chatham B057
1779/04 Recommissioned B057
1779/05 Completed refitting and coppering at a cost of £4,476.17.11d B057
1779/07/23 Took the French privateer Helene (16) B057
1779/09 Sent ot the relief of Guernsey B057
1780/07/04 Took the French privateer Eleonore B057
1781/01 In America B057
1782/05 Took the French privateers Petits Gens d'Armes and Commander de Dunkerque B057
1782/06/28 Took the French privateer Middlebourg B057
1783/04 Paid off B057
1784/03 Fitted for ordinary at Plymouth B057
1784/07 Started a small repair B057
1784/12 Completed small repair at a cost of 7,808.4.11d B057
1787/07 Started fitting for Channel service at Plymouth B057
1787/10 Recommissioned B057
1788/01 Completed fitting at a cost of £2,330 B057
1788/04/05 Sailed for the Mediterranean B057
1790/05 In the Mediterranean B057
1791/09 Paid off B057
1793/05 Started a middling repair at Woolwich B057
1794/09 Recommissioned B057
1795/03 Completed repair at a cost of £16,598 B057
1796/05/26 Sailed for Jamaica B057
1797/04 Took the French privateer Buonaparte in the West Indies B057
1798/11/20 Took the Hirondelle B057
1798/12/14 Taken by the Bayonnaise off the Gironde B057


Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed


Actions & Battles
Date Source
No Actions Listed


Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered


Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B083 Steele's Navy List October 1799 Steele
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

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