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Alecto

2977
Nominal Guns12
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1780
Keel Laid Down3.1780
Launched26.5.1781
First Commissioned22.6.1781
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDover - Kent
Ship ClassTisiphone Class (1779)
Constructor
Thomas KingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1815
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeFireship
Sold1802

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 9"Imperial Feet32.947 
Length of Keel90' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth29' 7 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Draught Aft10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen422 7294Tons BM 

Armament


26.5.1781Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.6.1781 - 9.2.1782Commander
The Hon. Mathew FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1804
ADM 6/22/303
BWAS-1793
9.2.1782 - 22.4.1782Commander
Richard FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/22/408
BWAS-1793
22.4.1782 - 20.6.1783Commander
Thomas ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1786
ADM 6/23/81
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 9.6.1783
BWAS-1793
26.8.1789 - 27.3.1790Commander
Robert Allaster ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1795
Transfered ADM 6/23/541
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 21.11.1790Commander
Daniel FolliottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1790
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 23.5.1792Commander
Graham MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1824
Transfered ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
5.7.1794Commander
John BazelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1814
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
6.7.1794Commander
Chapman JacobsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1794
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
6.7.1794Commander
James WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
8.5.1798 - 20.12.1798Commander
John AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
Transfered ADM 196/3/5
BWAS-1793
7.12.1798 - 4.1.1799Commander
Thomas Bladen CapelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1847
NAO
2.1799 - 6.1799Commander
Henry GarrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1833
NAO
7.1799 - 10.1799Commander
Lennox ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1803
BWAS-1793
10.1799 - 5.1800Commander
Christopher Bassett JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1802
BWAS-1793
5.1800 - 11.8.1800Commander
Peter Turner BoverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1802
BWAS-1793
26.8.1800 - 9.1801Commander
Robert O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1793
9.1801 - 1802Commander
Robert CathcartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1813
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.7.1799 - 1799Lieutenant
Francis MasonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1843
RNB1823

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.9.1790 - 30.9.1790Able Seaman
Richard ColleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1780Began building at Dover - Kent BWAS-1714
26.5.1781Completed building at Dover - Kent at a cost of £9700.15.1dBWAS-1714
6.1781Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
13.6.1781fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.2.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
4.1783Returned homeBWAS-1714
5.1783Paid off and laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1798fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5632.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1799Guard ship at LymingtonBWAS-1714
6.3.1802Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Floating Battery

 

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