Alcmene

2969
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1793BWAS-1793
Launched8.11.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardHarwich - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlcmene - Improved Pallas Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph GrahamBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked29.4.1809BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck135' 3"Imperial Feet41.1502 
Length of Keel112' 8"Imperial Feet34.1545 
Breadth36' 8 ½"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen805 8594Tons BM 

Armament


8.11.1794Broadside Weight = 324 Imperial Pound ( 146.934 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1793241Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1795 - 9.1798CaptainWilliam BrownBWAS-17939.1798 - 1800CaptainGeorge Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)BWAS-17934.1800 - 1.1801CaptainHenry Digby (1770-1842)BWAS-17931.1801 - 3.4.1801CaptainSamuel SuttonBWAS-17933.4.1801 - 8.1801CaptainCharles Dudley PaterBWAS-17938.1801 - 8.1802CaptainRobert Stuart Lambert (1771-1836)BWAS-17938.1802 - 11.1805CaptainJohn StilesBWAS-179311.1805 - 1.1808CaptainJames Brisbane (1774-1826)BWAS-17934.1808 - 29.4.1809CaptainWilliam Henry Brown Tremlett (1777-?)RNB1823

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.7.1800 - 30.7.1800Acting LieutenantThomas Fife (1774-1829)NAO

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
20.8.1808 - 16.5.1809MasterChristopher AndersonADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.11.1797 - 9.3.1799Master's MateThe Hon. William Cathcart (1782-1804)B125

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1795 - 17951st Class VolunteerJohn BarkerNBD18496.3.1795 - 1795LandmanWilliam Collins Barker (1779-1848)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.11.1794Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
14.4.1795Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1795Sailed with a convoy to the West IndiesBWAS-1793
1.1796Returned homeBWAS-1793
8.1796On the Lisbon StationBWAS-1793
6.3.1797Took the Privateer La Rochelleuse
8.1.1798Took the Privateer Le Bonaparte (2)
8.1798In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
22.8.1798Took the Privateer Lugger La Légère (6)
23.6.1799Took the Privateer Le Courageux (28)
8.1799On the Lisbon StationBWAS-1793
1.8.1799Took the Privateer Brig Les Deux Amis (6)
15.10.1799Capture of Spanish Treasure Ships
11.1799At PlymouthBWAS-1793
1.1801On the Lisbon StationBWAS-1793
3.1801Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1793
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
1804In the Channel IslandsBWAS-1793
1805In the Channel IslandsBWAS-1793
11.1805On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
4.1.1806Took the Privateer Le Courrier
1808In the ChannelBWAS-1793
29.4.1809Wrecked in the mouth of the LoireBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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