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Amethyst

3034
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1798BWAS-1793
Named5.8.1797BWAS-1793
Launched23.4.1799BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPenelope ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas PollardBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1765-1799
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked16.2.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel125' 5 ⅜"Imperial Feet38.1095 
Breadth39' 7"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward10' 7"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 9"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,045 4894Tons BM 

Armament


22.4.1799Broadside Weight = 444 Imperial Pound ( 201.354 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797274Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1799 - 10.1801Captain
John CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1794
BWAS-1793
10.1801 - 11.1801Captain
Charles TylerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1816
BWAS-1793
11.1801 - 4.1803Captain
Henry Richard GlynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1811
BWAS-1793
4.1803 - 6.1804Captain
Alexander CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1804
BWAS-1793
4.1806 - 9.1809Captain
Michael SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1818
BWAS-1793
9.1809 - 16.2.1811Captain
Jacob WaltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1809 - 13.1.1809Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Robert StopfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
Transfered ADM 196/68/191
ADM 196

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.9.1801 - 1805Lieutenant
William BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
13.6.1807 - 9.1809Lieutenant
Edward Thomas CrouchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1821
NBD1849
5.8.1808 - 1809Lieutenant
William HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1819
NAO

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.5.1809 - 6.10.1810Master
Christopher AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1810
ADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1801 - 20.12.1805Midshipman
John Norman CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1845
NBD1849
10.1809 - 16.2.1811Midshipman
Joseph BroomheadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1824
NBD1849
11.1809 - 16.2.1811Midshipman
John Harrison BowkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1845
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.4.1799

Launched at Deptford in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, a number of the nobility, and most of the Admiralty and Navy Commissioners

TNC
9.1799Operations on the Dutch coastBWAS-1793
29.12.1799Took the Privateer
L'Aventurier (14) 1799-1799
French 14 Gun
Privateer

15.2.1800Took the Privateer
Le Vaillant (14) 1800-1800
French 14 Gun
Privateer

1.4.1800Took the Corvette
Le Mars (22) 1798-1800
French 22 Gun
Privateer Corvette
in the night of 31 March to 01 April 1800
BG
6.1800Quiberon operationsBWAS-1793
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
1801In the North SeaBWAS-1793
26.1.1801Capture of the Dédaigneuse
28.1.1801Took the Frigate
La Dédaigneuse (40) 1798-1801
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Ferrol

16.3.1801Sank the privateer
Nuestra Señora del Carmen (6) 1801-1801
Spanish 6 Gun
Privateer
BWAS-1793
9.4.1801Took the Privateer
Le Général Brune (14) 1801-1801
French 14 Gun
Privateer
in the Channel

1803In the North SeaBWAS-1793
15.5.1807Took the Lugger
La Joséphine (4) 1807-1807
French 4 Gun
Privateer Lugger

10.11.1808Capture of the Thetis
10.11.1808Took the Frigate
La Thétis (40) 1788-1808
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Bay of Biscay

2.1809Off RochefortBWAS-1793
5.4.1809Capture of the Niémen
5.4.1809Took the Frigate
Nieman (38) 1809-1815
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Bay of Biscay

5.4.1809Took the Frigate
La Niémen (40) 1808-1809
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Bay of Biscay

28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
9.1809Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1810Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
16.2.1811Wrecked in a storm in Plymouth Sound, 8 men drownedBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim on Friday 6th of April 2012 23:04

1811 Feb. 16 Amethyst36 wrecked in Plymouth Sound

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