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Apollo

3089
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.9.1798BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down16.8.1799BWAS-1793
Named18.2.1799BWAS-1793
Launched16.8.1799BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John DudmanBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1750-1817
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked2.4.1804BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 0"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel122' 4"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth38' 2"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen956 1794Tons BM 

Armament


16.8.1799Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1799 - 1802Captain
Peter HalkettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1815
BWAS-1793
10.1802 - 2.4.1804Captain
John William Taylor DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1804
BWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1803 - 1804Midshipman
George Guy BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849
1803 - 2.4.1804Midshipman
Edward Thomas CrouchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1821
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
22.5.1803 - 6.1803Ordinary Seaman
Sir John BannatyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
26.12.1799Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
11.1.1800Took the Privateer
Aquilla (4) 1800-1800
Spanish 4 Gun
Privateer

27.7.1800Took the Unrated
Cantabro (18) 1800-1800
Spanish 18 Gun
Unrated
off Havana

10.11.1800Sank the Spanish
Resolution (18) 1782-1800
Spanish 18 Gun
Unrated
BWAS-1793
16.2.1801Took the Privateer
La Vigilante (14) 1801-1801
French 14 Gun
Privateer
in the Gulf of Mexico

4.1802Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1802Recommissioned for the Irish StationBWAS-1793
2.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
29.6.1803Took the Privateer
Le Dard (4) 1803-1803
French 4 Gun
Privateer
in the Bay of Biscay

2.4.1804Wrecked near Cape Mondego, Portugal. 62 dead including the captainBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 1st of January 2017 15:11

1800/11/10 Sank the Spanish El Resolution.
I have this as being in the Gulf of Mexico

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