Champion

3545
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.2.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1778BWAS-1714
Launched17.5.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardJohn's Ness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPorcupine Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypePost Ship
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold28.8.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 5"Imperial Feet34.7563 
Length of Keel94' 3"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen518 6894Tons BM 

Armament


17.5.1779Broadside Weight = 105 Imperial Pound ( 47.6175 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1776160Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.5.1779 - 19.10.1780CaptainCharles Powell Hamilton (d.1825) ADM 6/21/557BWAS-171419.10.1780 - 13.6.1782CaptainThomas West ADM 6/22/184BWAS-17145.2.1782 - 13.5.1782CaptainAlexander Hood (1758-1798) ADM 6/23/154
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 22.12.1783
BWAS-1714
30.4.1782 - 11.6.1783CaptainThomas Wells (1759-1811) ADM 6/23/30
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 7.3.1783
BWAS-1714
11.6.1783 - 8.1784CaptainThomas Sotheby ADM 6/23/238
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies
Commission confirmed 23.8.1784
BWAS-1714
23.6.1786 - 17.10.1787CaptainWilliam Domett (1754-1828) ADM 6/23/341BWAS-171417.10.1787 - 1790CaptainSampson Edwards (1745-1840) ADM 6/23/430BWAS-17141.2.1796 - 11.1798CaptainHenry Raper (1767-1845)BWAS-171430.11.1798 - 7.1800CaptainGraham Eden Hamond (1779-1862)BWAS-17147.1800 - 9.1802CaptainWilliam StuartBWAS-17141.1803 - 1805CaptainRobert Howe Bromley (1778-1857)BWAS-171411.1806 - 1808CaptainKenneth MckenzieBWAS-17141808 - 1809CaptainJames Coutts CrawfordBWAS-17141809 - 12.1809CaptainRobert Henderson (1778-?)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
27.7.1796 - 13.1.1799MasterDavid ClarkADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1778Began building at Ipswich BWAS-1714
17.5.1779Completed building at Ipswich at a cost of £5536.18.1dBWAS-1714
27.6.1779Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
14.8.1779Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3613.19.5dBWAS-1714
8.3.1781Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
28.5.1781Attack on Commendah
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
19.4.1782Battle of the Mona Passage
8.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1784Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1785Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5251.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1786Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1786Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £3068.0.0dBWAS-1714
1790Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1794Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1796Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £17329.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1798Operations against OstendBWAS-1714
22.6.1799Took the Privateer Brig L'Anacréon (16) in the North Sea
3.1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
16.9.1801Took the Unrated Bomb Vessel Le Bulldog (8) near Gallipoli
9.1802Placed in ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
1.1803Recommissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
9.1803Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1803Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
23.6.1805Attack near St Valery-en-Caux
12.1809Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1809Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
28.8.1816Sold at Sheerness for £1,110BWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1798/05/141798/05/20Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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