Thorn

19346
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench corvette 'Le Thorn' (1781) (14)
Captured20.8.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.1782BWAS-1714
ShipyardMistley - Essex NNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.9.1782 - 12.4.1783CommanderWilliam Lechmere ADM 6/23/15
Issued by John Campbell (1719-1790), Newfoundland - Canada
Commission confirmed 25.1.1783
BWAS-1714
1.12.1787 - 11.1.1788CommanderJames Drew (d.1798) ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/2311.1.1788 - 12.3.1791CommanderWilliam Taylor ADM 6/23/446BWAS-171412.3.1791 - 27.9.1791CommanderJohn Woodley (d.1796) ADM 6/24/110BWAS-17145.6.1793 - 7.6.1794CommanderEdward James Foote ADM 6/24/244BWAS-17147.6.1794 - 9.8.1794CommanderWilliam Edward Cracraft (d.1810) ADM 6/25/48BWAS-171426.8.1794 - 3.1795LieutenantGeorge Tilson (d.1795)† ADM 6/25/79BWAS-17143.1795 - 24.11.1795CommanderRobert Waller Otway (1770-1846)BWAS-171424.11.1795 - 6.1796CommanderHenry Mitford (d.1804)BWAS-17146.1796 - 1.1798CaptainJohn HamsteadBWAS-17141.1798CommanderJohn GascoyneBWAS-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
28.5.1795Took the Unrated Le Courrier National (18) 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
 

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