Ceres

3534
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.7.1774BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down27.5.1776BWAS-1714
Named23.8.1774BWAS-1714
Launched25.3.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.3.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Designed byNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1714
ConstructorNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured17.12.1778BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench sloop 'La Cérès' (1778) (18)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel90' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet27.4384 
Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Depth in Hold12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Burthen361' 2694"Imperial Feet110.0398 

Armament


3.1777Broadside Weight = 57 Imperial Pound ( 25.8498 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1777125 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.3.1777 - 5.9.1777CommanderSamuel Warren (d.1792) ADM 6/21/271BWAS-17145.9.1777 - 17.12.1778CommanderJames Richard Dacres (1749-1810)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
27.5.1776Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
25.3.1777Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £9344.4.6dBWAS-1714
25.3.1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.5.1777Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1777Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.3.1778Took the Ship Alfred (30)
18.10.1778Took the Privateer Le Tigre
17.12.1778Taken by L'Iphigenie (32) off St Lucia


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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