Nominal Guns24BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Chapman' (1781)
Keel Laid Down1777BWAS-1793
ShipyardWhitby - Yorkshire EICS
ConstructorThomas Fishburn (1718-1805)EICS
CategoryHired VesselBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Returned to Owners13.11.1801BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Merchant merchantman 'Chapman' (1801)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Length of Gundeck119' 6"Imperial Feet36.2792 
Length of Keel95' 11 ½"Imperial Feet28.9687 
Breadth32' 8 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold16' 1"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen542Tons BM 

3 Commanding Officers

7.5.1793 - 1793CommanderGeorge Dundas ADM 6/24/236ADM 6/2410.1799 - 11.8.1800CommanderRobert Keen (d.1835)SNL179911.8.1800 - 13.11.1801CommanderThomas BrowneEWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

9.10.1798 - 24.12.1798LieutenantJohn Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO

3 Petty Officers

26.11.1799 - 17.10.1800MidshipmanJohn KingdonNAO18.10.1800 - 23.11.1801Master's MateJohn KingdonNAO28.1.1801 - 11.1801MidshipmanPeregrine BowenBWAS-1714

2 Crewmen

29.11.1795 - 21.3.1796Able SeamanJohn Man (1783-?)NAO19.9.1796 - 25.11.1799Able SeamanJohn KingdonNAO

Service History


Arrived at Plymouth with a convoy from Milford


Sailed from Plymouth with a convoy for Milford



BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EICSEast India Company ShipsAndrea CordaniWeb Site
IORMARIOR/L/MAR - India Office - Marine Department Records Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
SNL1799Steele's Navy List October 1799SteeleBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical

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Posted by Myrna Crapo on Wednesday 20th of June 2012 15:31

I am looking for Richard Ormond who served on the Chapman 1800

Posted by Myrna Crapo on Wednesday 20th of June 2012 15:29

I am looking for my 4ggfather who served on this ship

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