Ardent -> 1783 Tiger

11986
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'L'Ardent' (1779) (64)
Captured14.4.1782BWAS-1714
ShipyardHessel Cliff - The Humber BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold10.6.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel131' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet39.9352 
Breadth44' 4 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,379 3294Tons BM 

Armament


12.4.1782Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1762500Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1782 - 14.4.1783CaptainRichard Lucas ADM 6/23/137
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 11.9.1783
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.4.1782 - 29.3.1783LieutenantThomas Hannaford Hurd (1747-1823)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
25.11.1782Sailed with a convoy bound for JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1783Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
28.8.1783Renamed TigerBWAS-1714
9.1783Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.6.1784Sold at Plymouth for £550BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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