Bellona

3280
Nominal Guns30BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer frigate 'La Bellone' (1745) (30)
Captured2.2.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.5.1747BWAS-1714
ShipyardNantes - Brittany NNF-1715
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold2.2.1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 3 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel92' 8"Imperial Feet28.1432 
Breadth33' 2 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen543 5494Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen350French Tonneaux343.629 

Armament


5.1747Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1747220EstablishmentBWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.5.1747 - 21.11.1747CaptainThe Hon. Samuel Barrington (1729-1800) ADM 6/17/231BWAS-171423.11.1747 - 7.10.1748Captain John Campbell (1719-1790) ADM 6/17/285BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.6.1747 - 30.11.1747First Lieutenant Thomas Morse (c.1722-1751) ADM 6/17/232ADM 6/199.6.1747 - 5.11.1747Second Lieutenant William Osborne (c.1714-?) ADM 6/17/235ADM 6/195.11.1747 - 7.10.1748Second Lieutenant Adam Scott ADM 6/17/280ADM 6/1711.12.1747 - 7.10.1748First Lieutenant William Williams ADM 6/17/295ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
19.2.1746/47Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
27.2.1747Took the Privateer La Grande Biche (22) BG
8.4.1747Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1747Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1747Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5496.5.8dBWAS-1714
19.8.1747Took the East Indiaman Le Duc de Chartres (32) BG
7.10.1748Paid offADM 106
20.10.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
31.12.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.2.1749

Sold at Deptford for £611

BWAS-1714

 

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