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Argo

3111
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.2.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down18.8.1779BWAS-1714
Launched7.6.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHowden Pans - Newcastle upon Tyne - River Tyne BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BakerBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold11.1.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 8"Imperial Feet42.6771 
Length of Keel115' 9 ⅜"Imperial Feet35.0615 
Breadth38' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold16' 4 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen892 2194Tons BM 

Armament


7.6.1781Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

4.1793Broadside Weight = 456 Imperial Pound ( 206.796 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

11.1793Broadside Weight = 390 Imperial Pound ( 176.865 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

5.1808Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

9.1809Broadside Weight = 582 Imperial Pound ( 263.937 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Upper Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

20 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
31.5.1781 - 20.3.1783Captain
John ButchartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1784
ADM 6/22/293
BWAS-1714
20.3.1783 - 7.5.1783Captain
Alexander John BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1809
ADM 6/23/158
Issued by
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1787
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 30.10.1783
ADM 6/23
7.5.1783 - 2.4.1784Captain
James DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1825
ADM 6/23/212
Confirmed 17.5.1784
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 15.2.1791Captain
James DundasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1808
ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
23.10.1790 - 22.11.1790Commander
Richard Runwa BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1798
Transfered ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24
12.2.1791 - 6.1.1792Commander
Sandford TathamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1813
: on board from 15.2.1791 ADM 6/24/107
BWAS-1714
1.5.1793 - 31.5.1794Captain
William ClarkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1796
: on board from 5.5.1793 ADM 6/24/234
BWAS-1714
1.8.1794 - 2.1.1795Captain
Richard Rundle BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1795
W005
2.1795 - 6.1696Captain
Richard Rundle BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1795
BWAS-1714
6.1796 - 3.1798Captain
John Stevens HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
BWAS-1714
3.1798 - 1801Captain
James BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
BWAS-1714
9.1802 - 6.1804Captain
Benjamin HallowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1818
BWAS-1714
6.1804 - 8.1804Captain
Thomas Le Marchant GosselinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1841
BWAS-1714
8.1804 - 6.1805Captain
George ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1837
BWAS-1714
6.1805 - 7.1805Captain
George AldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1806
BWAS-1714
7.1805Captain
Tristram Roberts RickettsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
BWAS-1714
7.1806 - 1809Captain
Stephen Thomas DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1813
BWAS-1714
10.1812 - 4.1813Captain
Cornelius QuintonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
BWAS-1714
4.1813 - 4.1815Captain
William FothergillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1815
BWAS-1714
4.1815 - 1816Captain
Donald M'LeodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1816
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1812 - 4.1813Vice-Admiral of the White
Charles StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1714
4.1813 - 4.1815Rear-Admiral of the White
William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
BWAS-1714
4.1815 - 1816Rear-Admiral of the Red
Mathew Henry ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1816
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.10.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
Edward RamageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24
3.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
15.3.1797 - 29.4.1802First Lieutenant
Thomas LyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1840
NBD1849
27.12.1808 - 10.1.1810Lieutenant
Thomas ArcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
NL1865

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.5.1798 - 1801Midshipman
Samuel WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
ref:574
1801 - 28.7.1801Master's Mate
Samuel WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
ref:574
28.7.1801 - 4.1802Midshipman
Samuel WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
ref:574
7.1802 - 9.1803Midshipman
The Hon. Arthur Richard TurnourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
NBD1849
1804 - 10.1806Midshipman
Francis Charles AnnesleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
NBD1849
12.1812 - 1813Midshipman
Jonathon ButcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1842
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.8.1793 - 1794Able Seaman
John BurnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1833
NBD1849
19.4.1798 - 1.5.1798Able Seaman
Samuel WaltersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1815
ref:574

Service History


DateEventSource
7.6.1781building at a cost of £19356.4.3dBWAS-1714
11.9.1781Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
15.10.1781Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.2.1782Sailed with African convoy and on to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
17.2.1783Action of 1783-02-17
20.2.1783Retaken by
Invincible (74) 1765-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
BWAS-1714
2.4.1784

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1785Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
10.1786Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £12957.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1791Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
4.1791Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4441.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.5.1791Sailed for Halifax with troopsBWAS-1714
6.1.1792

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1795Escorted home a Levant convoyBWAS-1714
7.10.1795Action of 1795-10-07
10.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.11.1798Took the Sloop
Peterel (16) 1794-1827
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop

15.11.1798Recaptured the
Peterel (16) 1794-1827
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
BWAS-1714
8.2.1799Took the Frigate
Santa Teresa (34) 1787-1799
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Majorca

6.8.1799Took the Unrated
Infanta Amalia (12) 1799-1799
Spanish 12 Gun
Unrated

21.10.1800Took the Unrated
San Fernando (12) 1800-1800
Spanish 12 Gun
Unrated

8.1802Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1802RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1802Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.1802Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
7.1803In the Leeward islandsBWAS-1714
12.9.1803Took the Schooner
L'Oiseau (12) 1803-1803
French 12 Gun
Privateer Schooner
BG
2.1804Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.1804Returned from the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1805Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1806Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1808On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
1809On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
10.3.1809Took the Felucca
Joseph 1809-1809
Spanish Unrated Felucca
San Domingo

5.1.1810Sailed to meet the East India shipsBWAS-1714
6.4.1812Sailed for ConstantinopleBWAS-1714
22.1.1813Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1813Flagship at JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1815Flagship on the Downs stationBWAS-1714
11.1.1816Sold at Sheerness? for £2,600BWAS-1714

 

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