Argonaut

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Jason' (1704) (58)
Captured19.4.1782BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany W033
Constructor Blaise PangaloW033
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1831BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck166' 0"Imperial Feet50.5968 
Length of Keel136' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet41.4592 
Breadth44' 8 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 1"Imperial Feet5.794 
Burthen1,451 7594Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
19.4.1782500 BWAS-1714

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.4.1782 - 28.6.1782Commander John Aylmer (1759-1841)BWAS-171428.6.1782 - 1783Captain John Aylmer (1759-1841)BWAS-171427.6.1793 - 1795Captain John Aylmer (1759-1841) ADM 6/24/250BWAS-17141795 - 10.1796Captain Alexander John Ball (1757-1809)BWAS-17142.1797 - 1799Lieutenant Philip Hue (d.1812)BWAS-17141799 - 1801Lieutenant George Paul (d.1824)BWAS-17141801 - 4.1802Lieutenant John StevensBWAS-17148.1804 - 7.1828Lieutenant James JamesBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.8.1784 - 24.3.1788Carpenter Abraham SugdenADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
1782Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £14647.8.1dBWAS-1714
25.7.1782Sailed for EnglandBWAS-1714
29.1.1783Registered, retrospectively to 1782-04-19BWAS-1714
2.1783Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1783Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12745.7.4dBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1793Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1793Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9513.0.0dBWAS-1714
18.5.1794Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
8.1.1795Took the Sloop L'Espérance (16)
10.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1796Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1797Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
2.1797Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £273.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1804Recommissioned as a hospital ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1828Paid offBWAS-1714

 

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