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Helena

19306
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured23.7.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchoonerBWAS-1714
Wrecked3.11.1796BWAS-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


8.1779Broadside 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
8.177980 BWAS-1714
178370 BWAS-1714

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.8.1779 - 4.2.1780Commander
Sir John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1804
ADM 6/22/11
BWAS-1714
4.2.1780 - 25.3.1782Commander
Francis RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/22/84
BWAS-1714
25.3.1782 - 15.8.1782Commander
Thomas DysonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1782
ADM 6/22/434
BWAS-1714
2.9.1782 - 25.6.1783Commander
George CadmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1809
ADM 6/22/511
BWAS-1714
2.7.1783 - 10.11.1785Commander
George CadmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1809
ADM 6/23/90
ADM 6/23
28.2.1787 - 26.8.1789Commander
Benjamin HulkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1791
ADM 6/23/384
BWAS-1714
26.8.1789 - 21.9.1790Commander
Samuel KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1797
ADM 6/23/541
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 1.10.1790Commander
Charles CravenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1805
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
12.11.1790 - 6.1.1791Commander
John WoodleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1794
ADM 6/24/86
BWAS-1714
6.1.1791 - 17.10.1791Commander
Alexander DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1793
ADM 6/24/100
BWAS-1714
18.10.1791 - 18.3.1793Commander
Alexander DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1793
ADM 6/24/141
ADM 6/24
18.3.1793 - 1793Commander
William CharletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
ADM 6/24/221
ADM 6/24
5.1793 - 5.1795Commander
William CharletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
BWAS-1714
5.1795 - 27.8.1796Commander
John TalbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1714
9.1796 - 3.11.1796Commander
Jermyn John SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1790 - 1.10.1790Lieutenant
George ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1830
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
2.10.1790 - 11.11.1790Lieutenant
John WoodleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1794
ADM 60/24/73
ADM 6/24
12.11.1790 - 13.1.1791Lieutenant
James GuthrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/86
ADM 6/24
14.1.1791 - 8.4.1791Lieutenant
Martin BrookesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/101
ADM 6/24
9.4.1791 - 1791First Lieutenant
Martin BrookesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/116
ADM 6/24
9.4.1791 - 1791Second Lieutenant
Charles InglisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
ADM 6/24/116
ADM 6/24

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1781 - 4.1782Midshipman
Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ODNB
1795Master's Mate
Henry BattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1796
ADM 27

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1779Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1779Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £868.7.6dBWAS-1714
9.1779Sailed to the Relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
11.1780Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
12.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1376.12.8dBWAS-1714
7.8.1781Action against 14 gunboats in the Gibraltar BayBWAS-1714
8.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1783Recommissioned for West Bay and ExmouthBWAS-1714
11.1785Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1787Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1787Recommissioned for MilfordBWAS-1714
5.1787Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1566.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1788Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1789Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1790Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5141.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1790Recommissioned for Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
12.12.1791Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.10.1796Sailed for the North SeaBWAS-1714
3.11.1796Wrecked with all hands on the Dutch CoastBWAS-1714

 

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