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HBMF Ambuscade (1798)

Page history last edited by Cy 12 years ago


Ambuscade, 40 Guns



Nationality British
Previously Embuscade
Captured 1798/10/12 B028
Shipyard Captured B028
Rate Fifth Rate  
Type Frigate  
Out Service 1813/08 B028
Fate Broken Up B028


B064   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 142' 4" Imperial Feet 43.38
Length of Keel 120' 03/4" Imperial Feet 36.58
Breadth 37' 8" Imperial Feet 11.48
Depth in Hold 11' 61/2" Imperial Feet 3.51
Burthen 90578/94 Tons BM  


1800/08 B064 Broadside Weight = 314
Quarterdeck 6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle 2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck 26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder


Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1800/08 254 Establishment B064


Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1802/09 1804/01 Rear-Admiral Edward Thornbrough B064
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1800/08 1802/09 Post Captain John Colvill B064
1802/09 1804/01 Post Captain David Colby B064
1804/01/17 1804 Post Captain William Durban B064
1804/02 1805 Post Captain David Milne B064
1805 1811/02 Post Captain David Atkins B064
1811/02 1812 Post Captain John Hatley B064


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1798/11/15 Started fitting at Portsmouth B064
1800/08 Commissioned B064
1800/10/27 Completed fitting at Portsmouth B064
1801/03/26 Sailed for Jamaica B064
1802 Service in the Channel B064
1802/09 Flagship in the North Sea B064
1804/01/16 Renamed Seine B064
1805 Jamaica station B064
1805/04/30 Took the privateer Perseverante B064
1805/05/27 Her barge took the privateer Conception off Aquadilla B064
1807 On the Irish station B064
1807/12/26 Took the privateer Sibylle B064
1808 On the Channel station B064
1809/10/09 Took the 18 gun vessel Zephyr B064
1809/10/25 Took the 16 gun vessel Rodeur B064
1811/02 In the Downs B064
1812 Paid off at Deptford B064
1813/08 Broken up at Chatham B064


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
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield

Last Updated :2009/02/15 at 17:06:19 by Cy

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