Helena

19306
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyFrench corvette 'La Hélène' (1778) (16)
Captured1779/07/23BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchooner
Wrecked1796/11/03BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck76' 1 ½"Imperial Feet23.1775
Length of Keel56' 5 ½"Imperial Feet17.0815
Breadth26' 9"Imperial Feet7.9629
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512
Burthen214 8494Tons BM

Armament


1779/08Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779/0880 BWAS-1714
178370 BWAS-1714

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1779/08/05 - 1780/02CommanderJohn Borlase WarrenBWAS-17141780/02/04 - 1782/03CommanderFrancis RobertsBWAS-17141782/03/25 - 1782/08CommanderThomas DysonBWAS-17141783/07 - 1785/11CommanderGeorge CadmanBWAS-17141787/02 - 1788/11CommanderBenjamin HulkeBWAS-17141790/11/12 - 1791/02CommanderJohn WoodleyBWAS-17141791/02 - 1793/05CommanderAlexander DouglasBWAS-17141793/05 - 1795/05CommanderWilliam CharletonBWAS-17141795/05 - 1796/08/27CommanderJohn TalbotBWAS-17141796/09 - 1796/11/03CommanderJermyn John SymondsBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1789/09 - 1790LieutenantAnthony HuntTNC

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1781 - 1782/04MidshipmanThomas Masterman HardyODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
1779/07Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1779/08Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £868.7.6dBWAS-1714
1779/09Sailed to the Relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
1780/11Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1780/12Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1376.12.8dBWAS-1714
1781/08/07Action against 14 gunboats in the Gibraltar BayBWAS-1714
1782/08Paid offBWAS-1714
1783/07Recommissioned for West Bay and ExmouthBWAS-1714
1785/11Paid offBWAS-1714
1787/01Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1787/02Recommissioned for MilfordBWAS-1714
1787/05Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £1566.0.0dBWAS-1714
1788/11Paid offBWAS-1714
1789/09Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1790/11Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £5141.0.0dBWAS-1714
1790/12Recommissioned for Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1791/12/12Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1796/10/07Sailed for the North SeaBWAS-1714
1796/11/03Wrecked with all hands on the Dutch CoastBWAS-1714
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
 

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