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Thorn

19346
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French corvette 'Le Thorn' (1781) (14) 1781-1782
French 14 Gun
Unrated Corvette
Captured20.8.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.1782BWAS-1714
ShipyardMistley - Essex NNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold for Break Up28.8.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel79' 3"Imperial Feet24.0877 
Breadth26' 11"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen305 3794Tons BM 

Armament


9.1782Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1794Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.9.1782 - 12.4.1783Commander
William LechmereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
ADM 6/23/15
Issued by
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1790
, Newfoundland - Canada
Confirmed 25.1.1783
BWAS-1714
1.12.1787 - 11.1.1788Commander
James DrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1791
ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
11.1.1788 - 12.3.1791Commander
William TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
ADM 6/23/446
BWAS-1714
12.3.1791 - 27.9.1791Commander
John WoodleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1794
Transfered ADM 6/24/110
BWAS-1714
5.6.1793 - 7.6.1794Commander
Edward James FooteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1814
ADM 6/24/244
BWAS-1714
7.6.1794 - 9.8.1794Commander
William Edward CracraftBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
ADM 6/25/48
BWAS-1714
26.8.1794 - 3.1795Lieutenant
George TilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
† ADM 6/25/79
BWAS-1714
3.1795 - 24.11.1795Commander
Robert Waller OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1841
BWAS-1714
24.11.1795 - 6.1796Commander
Henry MitfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1790
BWAS-1714
6.1796 - 1.1798Captain
John HamsteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
BWAS-1714
1.1798Commander
John GascoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1806
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1783Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1783Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3481.4.6dBWAS-1714
18.5.1784Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
17.4.1785Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.1785Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1787Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1788Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3552.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1791Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1791Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1468.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1793Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £830.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1795Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1795Took the Schooner
La Belle Creole 1795-1795
French Unrated Schooner

28.5.1795Took the Unrated
Le Courrier National (18) 1795-1795
French 18 Gun
Unrated
in the West Indies

2.1797At TrinidadBWAS-1714
1.1798Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1799Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1799Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2227.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1799Lent to the Marine SocietyBWAS-1714
7.1815Returned to the NavyBWAS-1714
28.8.1816Sold at Deptford for £400BWAS-1714

 

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