Boreas

3373
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1771BWAS-1714
Launched23.8.1774BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.8.1775BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCharlestown - Kingston upon Hull - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMermaid ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold5.1802BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 6"Imperial Feet37.8016 
Length of Keel103' 11"Imperial Feet31.4029 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold10' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen626 4894Tons BM 

Armament


23.8.1774Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

8.1779Broadside Weight = 171 Imperial Pound ( 77.5488 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

2.1780Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1760200Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.8.1775 - 20.10.1780CaptainCharles Thompson (1740-1799) ADM 6/21/118BWAS-171420.10.1780 - 3.4.1781CaptainJohn Rodney (1765-1847) ADM 6/23/45
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 3.4.1783
BWAS-1714
3.4.1781 - 9.5.1781CaptainCharles Fitzgerald (1756-1810)BWAS-17149.5.1781 - 24.12.1781CaptainHenry Savage (d.1823) ADM 6/22/374
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 29.11.1781
BWAS-1714
11.9.1782 - 7.5.1783CaptainAugustus Montgomery (d.1797) ADM 6/23/514BWAS-17147.5.1783 - 1.11.1783CaptainJohn Wells ADM 6/23/184
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 5.1.1784
ADM 6/23
4.11.1783 - 24.3.1784CaptainJohn Wells ADM 6/23/159BWAS-171420.3.1784 - 30.11.1787CaptainHoratio Nelson (1758-1805): on board from 24.3.1784 ADM 6/23/197NAO3.1797 - 1798LieutenantJohn MackenzieBWAS-17141798 - 1801LieutenantWilliam MilneBWAS-1714

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.7.1776 - 5.8.1776MidshipmanWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO19.1.1783 - 10.1783MidshipmanHenry Blackwood (1770-1832)ref:61624.3.1784 - 1.12.1787MidshipmanThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
23.8.1774building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £9999.2.7dBWAS-1714
23.8.1774Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
23.10.1775Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4243.3.9dBWAS-1714
3.3.1776Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1777Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1778In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5499.5.10dBWAS-1714
1779In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
18.6.1779Took the Privateer Richard
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
8.1779Took the Unrated Gabarre Le Compas (16)
1780In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1781Home to pay offBWAS-1714
2.1782SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1782Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1782RecommisisonedBWAS-1714
11.1782Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £13145.18.2dBWAS-1714
31.12.1782Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1784RecommisisonedBWAS-1714
21.5.1784Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1787Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1788fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1797Slop ship at the NoreBWAS-1714
3.1797Refitted as a Unrated Slop Ship
3.1797Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
9.1797Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1802Sold at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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