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Castor

3516
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.1.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1783BWAS-1714
Launched26.5.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHarwich - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class (1770)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph GrahamBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold22.7.1819BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Forward9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen680 7794Tons BM 

Armament


26.5.1785Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

9.1808Broadside Weight = 466 Imperial Pound ( 211.331 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.7.1790 - 29.3.1791Captain
John Samuel SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1796
Transfered ADM 6/24/52
BWAS-1714
14.2.1793 - 9.5.1794Captain
Thomas TroubridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
ADM 6/24/209
BWAS-1714
1.1795 - 9.1796Captain
Rowley BulteelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1814
BWAS-1714
12.1798 - 1800Captain
Edward Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1714
1801Captain
David LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
BWAS-1714
1801 - 1802Captain
Bernard HaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1794
BWAS-1714
1802Captain
Richard PeacockeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1830
BWAS-1714
8.1803 - 1804Captain
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
BWAS-1714
3.1805 - 1806Captain
Joseph BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1811
BWAS-1714
9.1808 - 10.1810Captain
William RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1714
10.1810 - 8.1815Captain
Charles DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1802 - 26.9.1802Lieutenant
Vernon Gambier YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1802
TNC

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1798 - 31.12.1798Gunner
William LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1802
ADM 29-1
25.10.1812 - 22.6.1813Boatswain
William ColfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1813
BG

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1801Midshipman
Dyer BondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1834
NBD1849
10.1808 - 7.1810Midshipman
Thomas KendallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1815
NBD1849
1809 - 17.4.1809Master's Mate
Samuel CrossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809
BG
2.1811 - 1811Midshipman
William AnleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
NBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1809 - 17.4.1809Seaman
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809
BG
1809 - 17.4.1809Seaman
William ContersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809
BG
1809 - 17.4.1809Seaman
Benk BlophnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809
BG
1809 - 17.4.1809Seaman
John LynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809
BG
1809 - 17.4.1809Seaman
Peter MurphyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809
BG

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1809 - 17.4.1809Private
Thomas MasonBritish
Marine
Service 1809
BG

Service History


DateEventSource
7.6.1786fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1790Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.8.1790Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2795.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4066.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.1793Took a 14-gun privateer in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.5.1794Taken by the French off Cape ClearBWAS-1714
29.5.1794Taken by
Carysfort (28) 1766-1813
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Off Lands End

6.11.1794Re-registeredBWAS-1714
1.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
23.5.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1798Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1714
13.2.1799

Docked at Plymouth

TNC
3.1799Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
20.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise

TNC
4.1799Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
25.12.1799Took the Privateer
Santa Levivate y Aniiniums (2) 1799-1799
Spanish 2 Gun
Privateer
Off Oporto
BG
5.4.1801Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1802In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1803Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
10.1803Completed fittingBWAS-1714
3.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1805At SheernessBWAS-1714
3.1806Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
9.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1809Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
27.3.1809Attempted cutting out operation at Port Marin, MartiniqueBWAS-1714
14.4.1809Capture of the d'Hautpoult
16.4.1809Chase of the d'Hautpoule off Porto RicoBWAS-1714
17.4.1809Took the Ship of the Line
Le Hautpoult (74) 1807-1809
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Puerto Rico

1811Jamaica and Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1812Jamaica and Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
21.10.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
22.6.1813Took the Privateer
La Fortune (2) 1813-1813
French 2 Gun
Privateer
losing 4 killed, 9 wounded Montgat
BG
15.1.1814Took the Privateer
L'Heureux (1) 1814-1814
French 1 Gun
Privateer
off Barcelona
BG
23.1.1814Took the Privateer
La Minute (1) 1814-1814
French 1 Gun
Privateer
off Barcelona
BG
8.1815Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
22.7.1819Sold to G. Bailey at Portsmouth for £2,650BWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 16th of July 2012 20:27

9 May 1794 Castor 36 captain Thomas Troubridge taken by the French from Nielly’s squadron while escorting a convoy home from North America, off Cape Clear, Ref Wiki

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