Alligator

3007
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.5.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1782BWAS-1714
Launched18.4.1787BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandgate BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPhilemon JacobsBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold21.7.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 5"Imperial Feet30.1893 
Breadth33' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen599 4294Tons BM 

Armament


18.4.1787Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1791 - 1792CaptainIsaac Coffin (1759-1839)BWAS-17142.1793 - 10.1794CaptainWilliam Affleck (d.1794)N-GAZ10.1794 - 2.1795CaptainThomas Surridge (d.1820)BWAS-17142.1800 - 5.1802CaptainGeorge Bowen (d.1817)BWAS-17145.1802 - 1803CaptainPhilip Beaver (1766-1813)BWAS-17145.1803 - 1804CommanderCharles Richardson (d.1850)BWAS-171421.6.1804 - 1805CommanderRobert Henderson (1778-?)BWAS-17141806 - 3.1806CommanderFrancis Augustus Collier (c.1783-1849)BWAS-17143.1806 - 1807CaptainHugh Pigot (1775-1857)BWAS-17141807 - 4.1807CaptainRobert Bell CampbellBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.1.1806 - 24.8.1807LieutenantFrederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
17.8.1790 - 24.12.1790MasterJohn DaviesADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
18.4.1787building at Sandgate at a cost of £2771.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.4.1787Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
18.7.1790Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4330.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.3.1791Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2895.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.2.1793Took the Privateer Le Sans Peur in the North Sea
21.2.1793Took the Privateer Prend Tout in the North Sea
18.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.5.1793Capture of St Pierre & Miquelon
28.3.1794Took the Unrated La Liberté (14) near Jamaica
2.1795Paid off and laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
2.1800RecommisisonedBWAS-1714
2.1800Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
2.1800Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7198.0.0dBWAS-1714
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
5.1803Recommisisoned and sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
27.9.1803Took the Unrated Sloop Hippomenes (18) at Demerara
27.9.1803Took the Unrated Corvette Hippomenes (18) at Demerara
1804Returned homeBWAS-1714
1806Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1807Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
21.7.1814Sold at Plymouth for £1,760BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
N-GAZThe Naval gazetteer, Biographer and ChronologistJ W NorieBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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