Boston

3381
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.3.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.5.1761BWAS-1714
Named5.11.1761BWAS-1714
Launched11.5.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.5.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRichmond ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert InwoodBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck127' 5"Imperial Feet38.7143 
Length of Keel107' 8"Imperial Feet32.6426 
Breadth34' 4 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold12' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen676 6794Tons BM 

Armament


11.5.1762Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

25.12.1779Broadside Weight = 231 Imperial Pound ( 104.7588 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

19.11.1794Broadside Weight = 249 Imperial Pound ( 112.9218 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.3.1756210Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.5.1762 - 26.3.1763CaptainSir Thomas Adams (6th Baronet of London) (c.1738-1770) ADM 6/19/412BWAS-171423.8.1769 - 12.4.1770CaptainSir Thomas Adams (6th Baronet of London) (c.1738-1770)† ADM 6/20/247BWAS-171415.9.1770 - 9.7.1772CaptainHyde Parker (1739-1807) ADM 6/20/468
Issued by Samuel Hood (1724-1816)
Commission confirmed 2.12.1772
BWAS-1714
19.9.1777 - 18.7.1782CaptainWilliam Duddingston (1740-1817) ADM 6/21/314BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 22.11.1790CaptainJames Norman (c.1735-1806) ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/2422.11.1790 - 3.12.1792CaptainWilliam Mitchell (1746-1816) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/243.12.1792 - 31.7.1793CaptainGeorge William Augustus Courtenay (d.1793)† ADM 6/24/183BWAS-17147.10.1793 - 8.1797CaptainJames Nicoll Morris (1763-1830) ADM 6/25/5BWAS-17148.1797 - 2.1798Captaind'Arcy Preston (d.1847)BWAS-17142.1798 - 12.1804CaptainJohn Erskine Douglas (1758-1847)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1800 - 12.1804LieutenantAugustus BaldwinNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1793MasterJohn Luckey (d.1812)PROB11

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1792 - 31.3.1793MidshipmanDaniel Oliver Guion (1776-1811)PMD1794 - 8.1797MidshipmanDavid BoydNBD18495.1794 - 28.6.1800MidshipmanAugustus BaldwinNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
13.1.1793 - 17941st Class VolunteerDavid BoydNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource

11.5.1762building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £6703.13.0dBWAS-1714
16.7.1762fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4080.9.4dBWAS-1714
29.11.1762Took the Privateer Pacto de Familia (10)
26.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1769Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1769RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1769Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4807.5.2dBWAS-1714
29.12.1769Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.7.1772

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1777RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1777Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
10.1777Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5639.0.7dBWAS-1714
11.1779Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
11.1779Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4492.17.3dBWAS-1714
18.7.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1783Began great repairBWAS-1714
6.1784Completed great repair at a cost of £17963.16.1dBWAS-1714
6.1790Began great repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
10.1791Completed great repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £14453.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1792Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7454.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.3.1793Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle (16) in the North SeaBWAS-1714
11.4.1793Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
31.7.1793Boston vs Embuscade
22.2.1796Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
16.4.1797Took the Privateer L'Enfant de la Patrie (16)
4.6.1797Took the Privateer Principe de la Paz (20)
16.6.1797Took the Privateer San Bernardo (12)
30.7.1797Took the Lugger Le Hazard (8) off Cape FinisterreBG
30.7.1797Took the Privateer Le Hardi (8)
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth with a convoy for Halifax

TNC
13.4.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for America with a convoy

TNC
11.1804Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
12.1804Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1811Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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Posted by Hans Weebers on Saturday 11th of October 2014 01:18

Boston - Petty officer 1792/12 - 1793/07/31 Daniel Oliver Guion, midshipman. See Royal Naval Biography Supplement: Or, Memoirs of the Services of All the ... - John Marshall. Supplement 1 Alexander Robert Kerr, page 36

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