Brilliant

3419
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.10.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1777BWAS-1714
Launched13.7.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet36.5824 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward8' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Draught Aft12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen599 8294Tons BM 

Armament


13.7.1779Broadside 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

1780Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

19 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.7.1779 - 19.10.1780CaptainJohn Ford (c.1738-1796)BWAS-171419.10.1780 - 7.11.1780CaptainCharles Powell Hamilton (d.1825) ADM 6/22/183ADM 6/227.11.1780 - 23.12.1782CaptainRoger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/22/195BWAS-171423.12.1782 - 1782CaptainSir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet) (1754-1831) ADM 6/22/559ADM 6/2223.12.1782 - 9.1.1784CaptainJohn Gibson (c.1740-1824)BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 22.11.1790CaptainThomas Hawker (c.1734-1806) ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/2422.11.1790 - 4.6.1791CaptainGeorge Countess (1743-1811) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/244.6.1791 - 1791CaptainEdward Riou (1762-1801) ADM 6/24/124ADM 6/2424.1.1793 - 2.10.1794CaptainMark Robinson (1753-1834) ADM 6/24/197ADM 6/241.1795 - 7.1795CaptainWilliam PierrepontBWAS-17147.1795 - 11.1796CaptainWilliam CarthewBWAS-17144.1796 - 11.1798CaptainHenry Blackwood (1770-1832)BWAS-171411.1798 - 4.1801CaptainCharles Paget (1778-1839)BWAS-17144.1801 - 10.1801CaptainThe Hon. Philip WodehouseBWAS-171410.1801 - 1803CaptainAdam Mackenzie (d.1823)BWAS-171411.1803 - 10.1804CaptainFrancis VesseyBWAS-171410.1804 - 5.1806CaptainRobert Barrie (1774-1841)BWAS-17145.1806 - 9.1806CaptainRichard Budd Vincent (c.1770-1831)BWAS-17149.1806 - 1809CaptainThomas SmythBWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.8.1779 - 4.11.1780Second LieutenantJohn Irwin (d.1812) ADM 6/22/18ADM 6/2224.1.1793 - 11.3.1795LieutenantEdward Walpole Browne (1767-1846)NBD18491.3.1799 - 27.3.1800Acting LieutenantParkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO20.5.1805 - 31.3.1806First LieutenantWilliam Pardoe (d.1861)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1797 - 11.1798MidshipmanRobert Yule (d.1849)NBD184927.1.1799 - 1799MidshipmanWilliam Silvester Addington (1783-1863)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
13.7.1779building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £6414.14.0dBWAS-1714
18.7.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
4.9.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5989.17.2dBWAS-1714
22.10.1779Sailed to the coast of PortugalBWAS-1714
12.1780Sailed to GibraltarBWAS-1714
16.7.1782Took the Privateer L'Angélique
9.1.1784

Paid off

ADM 51
1.1790Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1790Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4550.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1381.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.3.1798Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
8.1800At FerrolBWAS-1714
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
18.11.1800Took the Ship Santiago (10) in the Channel
1803Operations in the Dutch West IndiesBWAS-1714
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
10.1803Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1804Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1805Irish stationBWAS-1714
25.6.1805Took the Corvette La Vaillante (22)
1806Irish stationBWAS-1714
1808Stationed in the Channel IslandsBWAS-1714
20.10.1808Took the Lugger Le Point de Jour (3) BWAS-1714
2.3.1809Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1714
11.1811Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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