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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 - Ipswich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPorcupine Class (1776)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BarnardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1740-1782
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypePost ShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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

22 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.5.1779 - 19.10.1780Captain
Charles Powell HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
Transfered ADM 6/21/557
BWAS-1714
19.10.1780 - 13.6.1782Captain
Thomas WestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1814
Transfered ADM 6/22/184
BWAS-1714
5.2.1782 - 13.5.1782Captain
Alexander HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1795
Transfered ADM 6/23/154
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 22.12.1783
BWAS-1714
30.4.1782 - 11.6.1783Captain
Thomas WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1810
ADM 6/23/30
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 7.3.1783
BWAS-1714
11.6.1783 - 1.10.1784Captain
Thomas SothebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1814
ADM 6/23/238
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 23.8.1784
BWAS-1714
23.6.1786 - 17.10.1787Captain
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
ADM 6/23/341
BWAS-1714
17.10.1787 - 31.12.1790Captain
Sampson EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1794
ADM 6/23/430
BWAS-1714
24.5.1793Captain
The Hon. Charles JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1796
ADM 6/24/241
ADM 6/24
5.6.1793Captain
Francis LaforeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
ADM 6/24/244
ADM 6/24
14.10.1793Captain
Solomon FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1801
ADM 6/24/275
ADM 6/24
28.10.1793Captain
George BurdonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1814
ADM 6/24/278
ADM 6/24
19.12.1793Captain
Sir Thomas WolleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/24/291
ADM 6/24
7.6.1794Captain
Edward James FooteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1814
ADM 6/25/48
ADM 6/25
23.6.1794Captain
William BradleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1812
ADM 6/25/53
ADM 6/25
28.8.1794Captain
George VancouverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
ADM 6/25/81
ADM 6/25
1.2.1796 - 11.1798Captain
Henry RaperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1841
BWAS-1714
30.11.1798 - 7.1800Captain
Graham Eden HamondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1836
BWAS-1714
7.1800 - 9.1802Captain
William StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1714
1.1803 - 1805Captain
Robert Howe BromleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1846
BWAS-1714
11.1806 - 1808Captain
Kenneth MckenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1814
BWAS-1714
1808 - 1809Captain
James Coutts CrawfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1813
BWAS-1714
1809 - 5.1.1810Captain
Robert HendersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1814
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.8.1812 - 26.4.1814Lieutenant
James Gabriel GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1867
Transfered ADM 196/2/1
ADM 196

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.7.1796 - 13.1.1799Master
David ClarkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1802
ADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1778Began building at Ipswich - Suffolk BWAS-1714
17.5.1779Completed building at Ipswich - Suffolk at a cost of £5536.18.1dBWAS-1714
27.6.1779Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
14.8.1779Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness 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
9.1784Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.10.1784

Paid off

ADM 51
3.1785Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5251.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1786Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1786Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3068.0.0dBWAS-1714
31.12.1790

Paid off

ADM 51
9.1794Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1796Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £17329.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1798Operations against OstendBWAS-1714
22.6.1799Took the Brig
L'Anacréon (16) 1791-1799
French 16 Gun
Privateer Brig
in the North Sea

3.1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
16.9.1801Took the Bomb Vessel
Le Bulldog (8) 1801-1801
French 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
near Gallipoli

9.1802Placed in ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
1.1803Recommissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
9.1803Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1803Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
23.6.1805Attack near St Valery-en-Caux
12.1809Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
5.1.1810

Paid off

ADM 35
28.8.1816Sold at Sheerness for £1,110BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on Ostend
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
 
 

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