Helder

19937
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fifth Rate frigate 'Gelderland' (1803) (32)
Captured19.5.1808BWAS-1793
First Commissioned2.1809
ShipyardAmsterdam BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater6.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck134' 11 ½"Imperial Feet40.8559 
Length of Keel111' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet33.836 
Breadth37' 10 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Burthen852 1694Tons BM 

Armament


2.1809Broadside Weight = 354 Imperial Pound ( 160.539 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1809215 BWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1809 - 1812CaptainJohn SerrellBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
2.6.1808Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
10.1808Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1809Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.4.1809Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
15.8.1809RegisteredBWAS-1793
1810On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1793
1811On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1793
10.7.1811Took the Privateer Boat Flinke BG
1812In the BalticBWAS-1793
3.1812Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1812Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1816Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1816Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1817Began fitting at Harwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1817Completed fitting at Harwich Dockyard BWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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