Actaeon

2872
Acteon
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named27.8.1776BWAS-1714
Acquired29.1.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold30.4.1802BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 1 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel115' 10 ½"Imperial Feet35.0647 
Breadth37' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet11.284 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Draught Forward9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Draught Aft14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen887 894Tons BM 

Armament


29.1.1778Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.1.1778 - 19.1.1779CaptainPhilip Boteler (c.1731-1787) ADM 6/21/361BWAS-171425.1.1779 - 26.10.1780CaptainRobert Keeler (c.1735-c.1811) ADM 6/21/504BWAS-171423.11.1780 - 19.7.1783CaptainFrancis Parry (c.1739-1803) ADM 6/22/201BWAS-171410.1787 - 2.1788LieutenantHenry Blaxton (d.1802)BWAS-171410.1788 - 21.10.1790LieutenantJoseph HanwellBWAS-171421.10.1790 - 13.5.1791CommanderJoseph Hanwell ADM 6/22/80BWAS-17149.5.1795 - 3.1799CommanderAzariah Uzuld (d.1799)BWAS-171417.4.1799 - 11.4.1802CommanderPhilip Hue (d.1812)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.9.1781 - 24.9.1782LieutenantPhilip Donovanref:55925.9.1781 - 24.9.1782LieutenantDavid Barrowref:5594.10.1782 - 4.4.1783Acting LieutenantThomas Hawker (d.1809)ref:5598.1800 - 4.1802LieutenantYoung Appleby (1782-1849)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.12.1790 - 13.5.1791MidshipmanGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)ref:

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.12.1790 - 17.12.1790Able SeamanGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)ref:1.7.1801 - 3.18021st Class BoyRobert Ball BoardmanNBD1849

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
30.6.1780 - 12.7.1780CaptainTimothy Edwards (1731-1780)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1778Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
29.1.1778building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £11210.15.6dBWAS-1714
29.1.1778Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
17.4.1778Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6358.6.2dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.1780Began coppering at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
26.10.1780

Paid off

BWAS-1714
13.3.1781

Sailed for Jamaica

BWAS-1714
10.1781Completed coppering at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5827.3.6dBWAS-1714
1783Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
19.7.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1787Recommissioned as a troop shipBWAS-1714
10.1787Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
12.1787Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6720.17.0dBWAS-1714
2.1788Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1788fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1594.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
13.5.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1795Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1795Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
7.1795Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5185.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.4.1802

Paid off

ADM 51
30.4.1802Sold at LiverpoolBWAS-1714

 

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