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 ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.5.1779 - 19.10.1780Captain Charles Powell Hamilton (d.1825) ADM 6/21/557BWAS-171419.10.1780 - 13.6.1782Captain Thomas West ADM 6/22/184BWAS-17145.2.1782 - 13.5.1782Captain Alexander Hood (1758-1798) ADM 6/23/154
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 22.12.1783
BWAS-1714
30.4.1782 - 11.6.1783Captain Thomas Wells (1759-1811) ADM 6/23/30
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 7.3.1783
BWAS-1714
11.6.1783 - 1.10.1784Captain Thomas Sotheby ADM 6/23/238
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 23.8.1784
BWAS-1714
23.6.1786 - 17.10.1787Captain William Domett (1754-1828) ADM 6/23/341BWAS-171417.10.1787 - 31.12.1790Captain Sampson Edwards (1745-1840) ADM 6/23/430BWAS-171424.5.1793Captain Charles Jones (d.1800) ADM 6/24/241ADM 6/245.6.1793Captain Francis Laforey (1767-1835) ADM 6/24/244ADM 6/2414.10.1793Captain Solomon Ferris (1748-1803) ADM 6/24/275ADM 6/2428.10.1793Captain George Burdon ADM 6/24/278ADM 6/2419.12.1793CaptainSir Thomas Wolley ADM 6/24/291ADM 6/247.6.1794Captain Edward James Foote ADM 6/25/48ADM 6/2523.6.1794Captain William Bradley ADM 6/25/53ADM 6/2528.8.1794Captain George Vancouver (1757-1798) ADM 6/25/81ADM 6/251.2.1796 - 11.1798Captain Henry Raper (1767-1845)BWAS-171430.11.1798 - 7.1800Captain Graham Eden Hamond (1779-1862)BWAS-17147.1800 - 9.1802Captain William StuartBWAS-17141.1803 - 1805Captain Robert Howe Bromley (1778-1857)BWAS-171411.1806 - 1808Captain Kenneth MckenzieBWAS-17141808 - 1809Captain James Coutts CrawfordBWAS-17141809 - 5.1.1810Captain Robert Henderson (1778-?)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
27.7.1796 - 13.1.1799Master David ClarkADM 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) in the North Sea
3.1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
16.9.1801Took the 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 - 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 Popham (1762-1820) 
 

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