Amphitrite

3042
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.1.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.7.1777BWAS-1714
Launched28.5.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.5.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPorcupine ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Isaac BettsBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked30.1.1794BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 3"Imperial Feet34.7526 
Length of Keel94' 3 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Forward7' 10"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft12' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen513 5594Tons BM 

Armament


28.5.1778Broadside Weight = 105 Imperial Pound ( 47.6175 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1776160Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1778 - 15.3.1780Captain Thomas Gaborian (1736-c.1795) ADM 6/21/404BWAS-171415.3.1780 - 28.7.1783Captain Robert Biggs (d.1803) ADM 6/22/98BWAS-171417.12.1782 - 14.4.1783Captain Rupert George ADM 6/23/153
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 18.10.1783
ADM 6/23
14.4.1783 - 28.7.1783Captain George Oakes (d.1797) ADM 6/23/161
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 13.11.1783
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 22.11.1790Captain George Lindsay (c.1737-1798) ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/2422.11.1790Captain Rowley Bulteel ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2428.1.1793 - 23.5.1793Captain John Child Purvis (1746/47-1825) ADM 6/24/198BWAS-17141.2.1793 - 23.5.1793Captain James Dickenson (c.1734-1794)BWAS-171422.5.1793 - 12.7.1794Captain Anthony Hunt (d.1798) ADM 6/24/263
Commission confirmed 27.8.1793
ADM 6/24

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.3.1793 - 30.1.1794Master's Mate James Brockman (d.1845)NBD18495.1793 - 10.11.1793Midshipman Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
22.3.1780 - 2.4.1782Captain's Servant Richard Curry (1772-?)NBD18492.1793 - 3.17931st Class Volunteer Daniel WeldNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.7.1777Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1778Commissioned for the Downs SquadronBWAS-1714
28.5.1778Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £12737.6.6dBWAS-1714
28.5.1778Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
22.7.1778Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
13.5.1779Took the Brig Amsterdam (10) off Cape Ann, MAW027
1781Took the Ship Experiment (20)
4.8.1781Took the Ship Belisarius (20)
18.9.1781Took the Cutter L'Agneau (6) in the North Sea
18.9.1781Took the Schooner Revenge (8)
16.10.1781Took the Privateer L'Hercule (20)
3.4.1782Took the Privateer Franklin
2.5.1782Took the Brig Fair American (8)
28.7.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1783Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1784Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6072.0.2dBWAS-1714
8.1790Began great repair at Thames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed great repair at Thames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore at a cost of £6639.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2299.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
30.1.1794Wrecked on a shoal while entering Leghorn (Livorno) harbourBWAS-1714

 

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