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HBMF Blanche (1786)

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Blanche, 32 Guns

 

Details

NationalityBritish
Ordered1782/08/09B064
Laid Down1783/07/00B064
Launched1786/07/10B064
ShipyardBurlesdenB064
DesignerHunt, EdwardB064
ConstructorCalhoun, ThomasB064
RateFifth Rate
TypeShip of the Line
Out Service1799/09/28B064
FateWreckedB064

 

Dimensions

SourceBritish Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817
Length of Gundeck129' 0"
Length of Keel107' 03/8"
Breadth35' 71/2"
Depth in Hold12' 7"
Draught Forward9' 6"
Draught Aft13' 6"
Burthen72248/94

 

Armament

Date1789/04B064
Quarterdeck4British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

 

Crew

DateMenNotesSource
1789/01220EstablishmentB064

 

Flag Officers

Date FromDate toRank/PositionNameSource

 

Commanders

Date FromDate toRankNameSource
1792/091794Post CaptainChristopher ParkerB064
17941795/01/06Post CaptainRobert FaulknorB064
1795/01/061796/06Post CaptainCharles SawyerB064
1796/061797Post Captaind'Arcy PrestonB064
17971799Post CaptainHenry HothamB064
1799/061799/09/28CommanderJohn AyscoughB064

 

Officers

Date FromDate ToRank/PositionNameSource

 

Service record

1786/08Coppered at Portsmouth and then laid upB064
1789/01CommissionedB064
1789/01Completed fittingB064
1789/04/25Completed at Portsmouth, cost of fitting and coppering only was £6,615B064
1789/05/12Sailed for the Leeward IslandsB064
1792/06Paid offB064
1792/07Began fitting at DeptfordB064
1792/09RecommissionedB064
1792/11/26Sailed for the Leeward IslandsB064
1793/10/01Took the 12-gun privateer VengeurB064
1793/12/30Took the 22-gun privateer Sans CulotteB064
1794/12/30Took the schooner DeseadeB064
1795/04/17Took a small privateer off Santa LuciaB064
1795/08Started refitting at PortsmouthB064
1795/10Completed refitting at a cost of £6,172B064
1795/12Sailed for the MediterraneanB064
1797/11/20Took the 14-gun privateer CoureurB064
1797/12/27Took the 6-gun privateer BayonnaisB064
1798/08Paid offB064
1799Converted to a storeshipB064
1799/06Started fitting as a troop transport at PortsmouthB064
1799/08Completed fitting at a cost of £5,397B064
1799/09/28Grounded in the entrance to the Texel and became a total loss.B064

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource
1795/01/06Action of 1795-01-06
1796/12/19Action of 1796-12-19

 

Notes

Captain Robert Faulknor was killed in the action against the Pique.

 

Sources

B064British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817

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