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20157
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured29.12.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up24.6.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel89' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet27.1367 
Breadth30' 1"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen431 3794Tons BM 

Armament


12.1779Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

18 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.4.1779 - 25.8.1779Captain
George Anson ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1792
Transfered ADM 6/22/195
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 9.11.1780
ADM 6/22
23.1.1780 - 23.5.1780Captain
Francis John HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1793
Transfered ADM 6/22/218
Issued by
Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 29.12.1780
BWAS-1714
23.5.1780 - 26.9.1780Captain
The Hon. Charles FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1808
Transfered ADM 6/22/182
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 12.10.1780
ADM 6/22
2.10.1780 - 3.10.1780Captain
John GoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1763
ADM 6/22/178
ADM 6/22
3.10.1780 - 9.4.1781Captain
James KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1784
Transfered ADM 6/22/178
ADM 6/22
31.1.1782 - 19.6.1783Captain
Thomas TottyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1783
ADM 6/22/405
BWAS-1714
19.6.1783 - 10.1786Captain
John MarkhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1796
ADM 6/23/87
BWAS-1714
17.7.1790 - 6.1792Captain
George TrippBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1800
ADM 6/24/51
BWAS-1714
26.3.1793 - 4.10.1794Captain
Richard LucasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1798
ADM 6/24/223
BWAS-1714
4.10.1794Captain
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
ADM 6/25/92
ADM 6/25
4.10.1794 - 5.1795Captain
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
BWAS-1714
5.1795 - 3.1796Captain
George BrisacBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1801
BWAS-1714
3.1796 - 4.1796Commander
John William SprangerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1714
4.1796 - 11.1796Commander
Andrew ToddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1800
BWAS-1714
11.1796 - 9.1797Lieutenant
Francis Holmes CoffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1813
BWAS-1714
9.1797 - 1798Captain
Thomas AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
BWAS-1714
4.1799 - 6.1799Lieutenant
Charles SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1799
BWAS-1714
6.1799Captain
James OughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1825
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.2.1782 - 30.5.1782Lieutenant
Henry CarewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1804
: on board from 26.2.1782 ADM 6/22/413
ADM 6/22
27.7.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
James FitzpatrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1801
ADM 6/24/56
ADM 6/24
21.3.1795 - 2.1796Lieutenant
James BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
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Service History


DateEventSource
12.1779Recommissioned in the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1780Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1781Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.1782RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1782Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
16.10.1783Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1788Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1789Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6979.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1790Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1790Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3259.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1792Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
3.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £1108.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1.1794Took the Sloop
La Trompeuse (16) 1793-1794
French 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
off Cape Clear

10.1794RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.4.1795Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
17.8.1796At surrender of the Dutch in Saldanha BayBWAS-1714
2.12.1796Capture of Foul Point, MadagascarBWAS-1714
9.1797At the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
6.1799Paid off?BWAS-1714
24.6.1811Breaking up begun at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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