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Amelia

3026
Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Named21.7.1796BWAS-1793
Captured13.6.1796B028
First Commissioned8.1797B028
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassHébé Class (1781)NNF-1774
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1758-1825
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigateB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up12.1816B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 4"Imperial Feet46.0268 
Length of Keel126' 1 ⅜"Imperial Feet38.4143 
Breadth39' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet11.9094 
Depth in Hold12' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen1,059 3594Tons BM 

Armament


8.1797Broadside Weight = 369 Imperial Pound ( 167.3415 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

9.1810Broadside Weight = 261 Imperial Pound ( 118.3635 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1797284 BWAS-1793

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1797 - 5.1802Captain
The Hon. Charles HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1805
BWAS-1793
5.1802 - 1804Captain
William Allen ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1804
BWAS-1793
1.1805 - 2.1805Captain
John Charles WoolcombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
BWAS-1793
2.1805 - 6.1805Captain
Charles EkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1818
BWAS-1793
6.1805 - 5.1806Captain
William Charles FahieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1830
BWAS-1793
5.1806 - 1807Captain
William ChampainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
BWAS-1793
10.1807 - 5.1813Captain
Frederick Paul IrbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1813
BWAS-1793
12.1814 - 1816Captain
Granville ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1816
BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.8.1797 - 2.1.1799Lieutenant
Philip Bowes Vere BrokeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1830
ref:616
1813 - 7.2.1813First Lieutenant
John James BatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1813
TRN5
1813 - 7.2.1813Second Lieutenant
John PopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1813
TRN5
1813 - 7.2.1813Third Lieutenant
George WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813
TRN5

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1807 - 10.1810Midshipman
Edward KeaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849
17.3.1808 - 9.3.1809Midshipman
William ShepheardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1909
RNB1823
28.9.1809 - 22.5.1813Midshipman
William ShepheardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1909
RNB1823

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
2.1813 - 7.2.1813Lieutenant
William Richard PascoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1813
TRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
18.6.1796Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
21.7.1796Named and registered to the Royal NavyBWAS-1793
8.1797First commissioned for Channel serviceBWAS-1793
20.10.1797Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20924.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.9.1798Chased by Bompart's squadron in the Bay of Biscay
20.9.1798Began following the French squadron in company with the
Anson (64) 1781-1807
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
and the
Ethalion (38) 1797-1799
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

4.10.1798The three ships finally lost contact
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island
4.2.1799

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise

TNC
6.4.1799

Sailed from Plymouth to join the Channel fleet

TNC
9.4.1799Action of 1799-04-09
17.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
20.5.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
1.6.1800Sailed as part of the fleet bound for Quiberon Bay
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
2.6.1800Anchored in Quiberon Bay to support landingsTRN4
8.1800Present in the attack on FerrolBWAS-1793
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
5.2.1801Took the Privateer
Le Juste (14) 1798-1801
French 14 Gun
Privateer

10.5.1801Took the Privateer
L'Heureux (14) 1801-1801
French 14 Gun
Privateer
in the Bay of Biscay

1.1803Paid off and then recommissionedBWAS-1793
7.5.1804Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
3.1807Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
12.1807Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
3.5.1808Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
1809Channel serviceBWAS-1793
27.2.1809Action at Sables d'Olonne
6.1810Took the Unrated
Le Rejouie (14) 1810-1810
French 14 Gun
Unrated

6.1810Took the Schooner
Schooner No 7 (4) 1810-1810
French 4 Gun
Unrated Schooner

6.1810Took the Unrated
Le Légère (2) 1810-1810
French 2 Gun
Unrated

6.1810Took the Unrated
La Notre Dame 1810-1810
French Unrated

10.6.1810In company with
Statira (38) 1807-1815
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
took
La Mouche (16) 1809-1810
French 16 Gun
6th Rate Corvette
off Santander. Also took Rejouie (14), Schooner No.7 (4), Legere (2) and Notre Dame around the same date

10.6.1810Took the Corvette
La Mouche (16) 1809-1810
French 16 Gun
6th Rate Corvette
off Santander

8.11.1810Took the privateer CharlesBWAS-1793
8.11.1810Took the Frigate
Le Charles (32) 1808-1810
French 32 Gun
Privateer Frigate

24.3.1811Involved in the attempt ot destroy the Amazone (40) at BarfleurBWAS-1793
24.3.1811Attack on the Amazone
14.10.1812Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1793
7.2.1813Action with the Arethuse (40) off Los IslandBWAS-1793
7.2.1813Amelia vs Arethuse
4.1813Started a small repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1813Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1813Completed small repair and went into ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
12.1814RecommissionedBWAS-1793
12.1816Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793

 

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