Mars

16308
Nominal Guns32M01
NationalityDutch Republic
OperatorAdmiralty of Amsterdam
Acquired1769M01
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland M01
CategoryFifth RateM01
National RateFifth CharterM01
Ship TypeFrigate M01
Sailing RigShip RiggedM01
Captured4.2.1781BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Mars' (1781) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentM01
Length of Gundeck139' 8"Amsterdam Feet39.3562 (129′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 8"Amsterdam Feet10.5041 (34′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 8"Amsterdam Feet4.2877 (14′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen703Tons BM 

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1780 - 4.2.1781Schout-bij-nacht William Krul (1722-1781)† Discharged DeadE-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
3.2.1781Taken by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792) fleet at the capture of St EusatitiusBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by j. Fitzgerald on Wednesday 3rd of February 2021 22:40

There's no mention of Rear-Admiral Willem Krul, the Dutch commander of the ''Mars'' who took on three British ships and lost his life during the ensuing battle.

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