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Astraea

3169
Astrea
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.5.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1779BWAS-1714
Launched24.7.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1714
Ship ClassActive Class (1778)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert FabianBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked23.3.1808BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel103' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet31.4039 
Breadth35' 9"Imperial Feet10.7137 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft13' 8"Imperial Feet4.0301 
Burthen703 4494Tons BM 

Armament


24.7.1781Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1778250Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.7.1781 - 25.2.1784Captain
Mathew SquireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1799
ADM 6/22/307
BWAS-1714
20.9.1786 - 16.6.1790Captain
Peter RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1805
Transfered ADM 6/23/356
BWAS-1714
22.11.1790 - 12.5.1791Captain
The Hon. Henry CurzonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
Transfered ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
26.8.1793 - 23.5.1794Captain
Robert MoorsomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1825
ADM 6/24/263
BWAS-1714
23.5.1794 - 6.1795Captain
Harry PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
ADM 6/25/43
BWAS-1714
6.1795 - 4.1797Captain
Richard LaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1799
BWAS-1714
4.1797 - 9.1799Captain
Richard DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1807
BWAS-1714
4.1800 - 16.4.1802Commander
Peter RibouleauBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
BWAS-1714
4.1805 - 2.1806Captain
James CarthewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1811
BWAS-1714
2.1806 - 11.1807Captain
James DunbarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1809
BWAS-1714
11.1807 - 23.3.1808Captain
Edmund HeywoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1813
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
John ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
4.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Thomas LavieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1822
ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
5.1795 - 6.1795First Lieutenant
William Pryce CumbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1837
ref:616
8.4.1799 - 1.1.1800First Lieutenant
Thomas BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1846
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.9.1787 - 28.6.1790Master
James Banks RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1795
ADM 29-1
23.2.1803 - 2.7.1804Boatswain
Thomas NeedhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
NAO

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
24.2.1788 - 4.1790Captain's Servant
Patrick CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1830
ref:616
1795Ordinary Seaman
William MainlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
24.7.1781building at East Cowes - Isle of Wight at a cost of £7542.19.11dBWAS-1714
25.7.1781coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7855.1.6dBWAS-1714
7.10.1781Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
20.12.1782Capture of the South Carolina
15.3.1783Took the Ship
Julius Caesar (14) 1781-1783
American 14 Gun
Privateer Ship

1.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1784Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.1784Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3414.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1786Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1786Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4271.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1.1787Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1793Began repairs at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed repairs at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £5347.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1793Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4677.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.4.1795Astraea vs Gloire
10.4.1795Took the Frigate
La Gloire (32) 1778-1795
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Channel

23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
10.3.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
26.4.1796Capture of St Lucia
27.4.1796At St LuciaBWAS-1714
6.1796At St Vincent and GrenadaBWAS-1714
1.6.1797Took the Privateer
Stuiver (10) 1797-1797
Dutch 10 Gun
Privateer
off the Scaw

22.4.1798Took the Schooner
La Renommée (5) 1798-1798
French 5 Gun
Privateer Schooner
on the Dogger Bank
BG
20.5.1798Took the Privateer
La Vengeance (6) 1798-1798
French 6 Gun
Privateer
near Jamaica

10.4.1799Took the Lugger
Le Marsouin (14) 1798-1799
French 14 Gun
Privateer Lugger
in the North Sea

24.4.1799

Arrived at Yarmouth

TNC
9.1799Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1800Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1800RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1800Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1800Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7355.0.0dBWAS-1714
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
11.1804Began repairs at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
4.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1805Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
5.1805Completed repairs at Deptford - London at a cost of £12506.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1805Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.1805Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
14.12.1807Took the Privateer
La Providence (14) 1807-1807
French 14 Gun
Privateer

23.3.1808Wrecked on Anegada Island (Virgin Islands) losing 4 menBWAS-1714

 

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