Ardent

3103
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named14.7.1795BWAS-1793
Acquired9.4.1796BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1796
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
 3.1824BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck173' 3"Imperial Feet52.7314 
Length of Keel144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Breadth43' 0"Imperial Feet13.1064 
Depth in Hold19' 10"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,416 2494Tons BM 

Armament


5.1796Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1796491 BWAS-1793
30.8.1799491 BG

15 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 11.10.1797CaptainRichard Rundle Burgess (1754-1797)RNB182311.1797 - 6.1801CaptainThomas Hoar (1758-1825)BWAS-179320.10.1801 - 11.1801CaptainGeorge M'KinleyBWAS-179311.1801 - 1802CaptainWilliam Nowell (d.1828)BWAS-17933.1803 - 1805CaptainRobert WinthropBWAS-17937.1806 - 9.1806CaptainGeorge EyreBWAS-17939.1806 - 5.1807CaptainRoss Donnelly (1761-1840)BWAS-17935.1807 - 2.1808CaptainEdwin Henry ChamberlayneBWAS-17931808 - 2.1808CaptainJohn SykesBWAS-179310.1808 - 4.1809CaptainJohn Bligh (1770-1831)BWAS-17934.1809 - 1812CaptainRobert HoneymanBWAS-17934.1812CaptainJohn DavieBWAS-17934.1812 - 1813CaptainGeorge BellBWAS-17932.1813 - 5.1814CaptainJohn CochetBWAS-179326.5.1814 - 5.1816CommanderSir William Crisp Hood Burnaby (3rd Baronet Burnaby of Broughton Hall) (1788-1853)NBD1849

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1801 - 6.1801Admiral of the BlueSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)BWAS-17932.1805Admiral of the BlueLord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith) (1745/46-1823)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.5.1800 - 26.2.1801LieutenantPhilip Browne (1772-?)NBD184916.3.1802 - 14.11.1803LieutenantFrederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)NBD18491.8.1806 - 10.9.1806LieutenantJohn BroughtonNBD18491812 - 12.2.1812LieutenantWilliam Lenthall Brake (1787-?)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799 - 1801MidshipmanGeorge Hubert Rye (1782-1854)NBD184921.3.1803 - 18051st Class VolunteerJohn Leigh BeckfordNBD18496.1812 - 1813MidshipmanCharles BrandNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.9.1801 - 12.4.18021st Class VolunteerJohn Everrest CabburnNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
14.7.1795East India company Princess Royal puchased while buildingBWAS-1793
26.4.1796Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
7.8.1796Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5262.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
8.1802Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
4.1803Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £11829.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.9.1807Sailed to join the River Plate operationsBWAS-1793
4.1808Began fitting as a Guardship at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
6.1808Completed fitting as a Guardship at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
19.5.1809Landed a party of about 80 men at the island of Romso, in the Great Belt. This force was surprised and captured by the Danes.NWB
2.1812Began fitting as a Troopship at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
6.1812Completed fitting as a Troopship at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
2.1813Began fitting as a Prison Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.1813Completed fitting as a Prison Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1817At HalifaxBWAS-1793
1817Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NWBNaval wars in the Baltic during the Sailing Ship EpochR C AndersonBook
 

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