Cerberus

3529
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.5.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down13.9.1757BWAS-1714
Launched5.9.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.5.1758
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPleasant FennBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt to avoid capture7.8.1778BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 7 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel97' 2 ⅛"Imperial Feet29.5688 
Breadth33' 10 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen593 1494Tons BM 

Armament


5.9.1758Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.5.1758 - 13.9.1763CaptainCharles Webber (d.1783) ADM 6/18/516BWAS-171413.9.1763 - 27.9.1763CaptainCharles Webber (d.1783) ADM 6/19/537ADM 6/1926.5.1768 - 25.9.1770CaptainWilliam Greenwood (c.1720-1796) ADM 6/20/206ADM 6/2025.9.1770 - 5.10.1772CaptainJohn Brisbane (d.1807) ADM 6/20/293BWAS-17145.10.1772 - 3.12.1774CaptainHugh Dalrymple (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/20/458BWAS-17143.12.1774 - 25.7.1775CaptainJames Chads (c.1724-1781) ADM 6/21/61BWAS-171425.7.1775 - 5.8.1778CaptainJohn Symons (c.1732-1799) ADM 6/20/107BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
5.9.1758building at East Cowes - Isle of Wight at a cost of £5276.17.5dBWAS-1714
11.9.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.11.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4227.3.6dBWAS-1714
18.2.1759Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
29.11.1760Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle
19.2.1761Took the Privateer Sloop Le Deal Castle (24)
26.1.1762Took the Privateer La Floride
26.1.1762Took the Privateer La Souris
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
27.9.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.5.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1769Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
23.3.1769SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1769Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6551.7.11dBWAS-1714
10.1770Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1770Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1137.18.10dBWAS-1714
1772In the ChannelBWAS-1714
20.4.1775Sailed from Portsmouth for Boston with generals Howe, Clinton and Burgoyne on boardTRv1
7.8.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island
5.8.1778Burnt to avoid capture at Rhode IslandBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
TRv1The Remembrancer, or impartial repository of public events, Volume 1Thomas PownallDigital Book
 

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