Cerberus

3530
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.10.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.11.1778BWAS-1714
Launched15.7.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassActive Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 3 ½"Imperial Feet38.4175 
Length of Keel104' 2"Imperial Feet31.7119 
Breadth35' 7"Imperial Feet10.7036 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Forward8' 1"Imperial Feet2.4638 
Draught Aft13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen701 5094Tons BM 

Armament


15.7.1779Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1778250Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.7.1779 - 12.6.1782CaptainRobert Man (1745-1813) ADM 6/22/3BWAS-171413.6.1782 - 2.1783CaptainJacob Wheate (d.1783)† ADM 6/22/480BWAS-17142.1783 - 21.4.1783LieutenantThomas Parkinson (d.1783)BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1781 - 4.6.1781MidshipmanCharles Hardy (d.1781)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
15.6.1779Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
25.7.1779Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5511.8.8dBWAS-1714
25.7.1779Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.9.1779Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1051.6.3dBWAS-1714
19.2.1780Sailed for the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
6.6.1780Took the Unrated Brig L'Arlequin (12) off Martinique
14.6.1780Took the Privateer Brig Aurora (8)
25.2.1781Cerberus vs Grana
6.6.1781Took the Privateer Ship Le Duc d'Estissac (20)
7.1782In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
25.10.1782Took the Privateer San Christobal
21.4.1783Bilged and sank in Castle Harbour, Bermuda, no casualties. Most of the crew were lost later when the Mentor (18) disappearedBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
 

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