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Ariel

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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.7.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
Named27.8.1776BWAS-1714
Launched7.7.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.7.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSphinx Class (1773)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1743-1810
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured10.9.1779BWAS-1714
Becomes
French Sixth Rate ship 'L'Ariel' (1779) (26) 1779-1780
French 26 Gun
6th Rate Ship

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel89' 5"Imperial Feet27.1413 
Breadth30' 3"Imperial Feet9.2202 
Depth in Hold9' 7 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen435 2394Tons BM 

Armament


7.7.1777Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1773140Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.7.1777 - 1.2.1778Captain
John JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1778
ADM 6/21/298
BWAS-1714
1.2.1778 - 25.9.1778Captain
The Hon. Charles PhippsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1783
Transfered ADM 6/21/506
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 1.2.1779
BWAS-1714
25.9.1778 - 10.9.1779Captain
Thomas MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1810
ADM 6/22/149
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 7.7.1780
BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.11.1777 - 21.11.1779Midshipman
Daniel B DawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1777-1822
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1776Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1714
7.7.1777Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £4485.12.1dBWAS-1714
8.7.1777Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1777Cruising in the North SeaBWAS-1714
12.8.1777Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3720.12.0dBWAS-1714
7.11.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
28.8.1778Took the Brigantine
Resistance (14) 1777-1778
American 14 Gun
Unrated Brigantine

21.10.1778Took the Sloop
New Broom (14) 1778-1778
American 14 Gun
Privateer Sloop

10.9.1779Taken by
L'Amazone (32) 1778-1797
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Georgia


 

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