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Arethusa

3105
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.2.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.8.1779BWAS-1714
Launched10.4.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMinerva ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
James Martin HillhouseBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck141' 1 ½"Imperial Feet42.9895 
Length of Keel116' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet35.3727 
Breadth39' 0 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold13' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen947 6394Tons BM 

Armament


10.4.1781Broadside Weight = 390.5 Imperial Pound ( 177.0921 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.11.1778270Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.3.1781 - 25.3.1783Captain
Sir Richard PearsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1805
ADM 6/22/268
BWAS-1714
10.5.1790 - 28.2.1793Captain
John StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1799
Transfered ADM 6/24/26
BWAS-1714
6.9.1793 - 21.12.1793Captain
The Hon. Seymour FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
ADM 6/24/266
BWAS-1714
21.12.1793 - 4.1795Captain
Sir Edward PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ADM 6/24/292
BWAS-1714
4.1795 - 3.1796Captain
Mark RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
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3.1796 - 8.1801Captain
Sir Thomas WolleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1714
8.1801 - 1802Captain
James BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
BWAS-1714
4.1805 - 9.1808Captain
Charles BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1819
BWAS-1714
9.1808 - 1811Captain
Sir Robert MendsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1790
BWAS-1714
1811 - 1813Captain
Francis Holmes CoffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1813
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.11.1797 - 29.4.1799Lieutenant
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849
1799Lieutenant
Joseph Salvador MoriencourtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1799
TNC
1806First Lieutenant
John ParishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1817
DAR-1837

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1805 - 10.1807Midshipman
John Henry BellairsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
7.1805 - 1806Master's Mate
Edward BoxerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1841
NBD1849
1806 - 10.1808Midshipman
John Williams AldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1862
NL1865
9.1808 - 20.3.1809Midshipman
George BackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1835
NBD1849
11.1809 - 1811Midshipman
James BurneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1835
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
27.9.1805 - 18061st Class Volunteer
John Williams AldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1862
NL1865

Service History


DateEventSource
10.4.1781building at Bristol - England at a cost of £12178.1.2dBWAS-1714
10.1781Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1781Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5368.4.9dBWAS-1714
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
17.12.1781

Arrived at Spithead

BG
14.1.1782Took the Unrated
Le Hardi (12) 1781-1782
French 12 Gun
Unrated
BG
17.2.1782Took the Brig
La Jeune Olympe (14) 1781-1782
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig
BWAS-1714
24.2.1782Took the Cutter
Le Tartare (14) 1780-1782
French 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter
BWAS-1714
17.4.1782Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
20.8.1782Took the Corvette
Le Thorn (14) 1781-1782
French 14 Gun
Unrated Corvette
after a chase of 25 hours
BG
25.3.1783

Paid off at Portsmouth

BWAS-1714
5.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5034.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1792Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1794Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £21978.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.4.1794Action of 1794-04-23
23.4.1794Took the Corvette
Le Babet (24) 1793-1794
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Corvette

23.8.1794Destruction of the Volontaire
21.10.1794Capture of the Révolutionnaire
21.10.1794Took the Frigate
Le Révolutionnaire (36) 1794-1794
French 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

9.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.1797At TrinidadBWAS-1714
20.8.1797Took the Corvette
La Gaité (20) 1796-1797
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Corvette
BG
1.4.1800Took the Cutter
Le Général Bernadotte (14) 1799-1800
French 14 Gun
Privateer Cutter
BG
12.4.1801Took the Lugger
Le Brave (14) 1801-1801
French 14 Gun
Privateer Lugger
BG
27.7.1801Took the Ship
L'Invention (24) 1801-1801
French 24 Gun
Privateer Ship
at 43°03' N, 11°42' W, off Cape Ortegal
MHVA
2.1805Began repairs at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1805Completed repairs at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £14148.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.12.1805Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1806Grounded on the ColoradosBWAS-1714
1.1.1807Present at the capture of CuracaoBWAS-1714
23.8.1808Took the Frigate
Pomona (34) 1794-1808
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Havana

26.11.1808Took the Brig
Le Général Ernouf (16) 1806-1808
French 16 Gun
Privateer Brig
BG
5.4.1809Capture of the Niémen
17.3.1810Took the Schooner
La Levrette (4) 1810-1810
French 4 Gun
Privateer Schooner
BG
21.11.1811Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1814Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 13th of January 2017 19:50

Circa Feb 1800 Lieut. Norman, late of the Cormorant, is appointed to the Arethusa38.

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