Andromeda

3054
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.5.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
Named24.5.1776BWAS-1714
Launched18.11.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.9.1777
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert FabianBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered11.10.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 9"Imperial Feet36.5874 
Length of Keel99' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet30.1911 
Breadth33' 7"Imperial Feet10.1177 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen600 6694Tons BM 

Armament


18.11.1777Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

1780Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.9.1777 - 11.10.1780CaptainHenry Bryne (d.1780)† ADM 6/21/307BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
18.11.1777building at East Cowes at a cost of £6326.2.0dBWAS-1714
26.11.1777Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
28.1.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6195.16.11dBWAS-1714
31.5.1778Took the Privateer Brig Angelica (18) W027
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
9.1779In the North SeaBWAS-1714
25.12.1779Sailed with a convoy for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of 15th March 1780
19.5.1780Action of 19th March 1780
11.10.1780Capsized in a hurricane off Martinique and lost with all handsBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
W027American War of Independence at SeaKen KellowWeb Site
 

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