French frigate Uranie (1788)
The Action of 24 October 1793 between Uranie and HMS Thames
|Namesake:||Urania; Jean-François Tartu|
|Captured:||5 January 1797|
|Acquired:||5 January 1797|
|Out of service:||1807|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
|Armament:||40 x 18-pounder guns|
Uranie was a frigate of the French Navy launched in 1788. She took part in a frigate action in 1793, capturing HMS Thames, and was renamed Tartu in honour of her captain, Jean-François Tartu, who was killed in the action. She was herself captured in 1797. She served as HMS Uranie until 1807.
At the Action of 24 October 1793, under Jean-François Tartu, she engaged HMS Thames, which she reduced to a hulk before disengaging. Tartu was killed; he was hailed as a hero, and Uranie was renamed Tartu in his honour.
On 5 January 1797, she was captured by HMS Polyphemus, and subsequently brought into British service as HMS Uranie.
On 28 July 1800, Uranie captured the French privateer schooner Revanche, which was armed with fourteen 6-pounder guns and had a crew of 80 men. Revanche was 19 days out of Vigo and had already captured and sent in the English brig Marcus, a Portuguese ship, and a Spanish brig that had been a prize to Minerve. Sirius shared in the capture.