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 ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Brig L'Arlequin (12) off Martinique
14.6.1780Took the Brig Aurora (8)
25.2.1781Cerberus vs Grana
6.6.1781Took the 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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