Charon

3570
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.10.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1777BWAS-1714
Launched8.10.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk in Action10.10.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 3"Imperial Feet42.6739 
Length of Keel116' 1"Imperial Feet35.3584 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen891 5794Tons BM 

Armament


8.10.1778Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.11.1778 - 1.6.1780CaptainJohn Luttrell (d.1829): on board from 22.11.1778 ADM 6/21/468BWAS-17141.6.1780 - 10.10.1781CaptainThomas Symonds (c.1720-1792) ADM 6/22/139BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
8.10.1778building at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £11370.11.11dBWAS-1714
8.10.1778Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
23.1.1779Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6162.7.11dBWAS-1714
17.3.1779Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.1779Honduras operationsBWAS-1714
15.9.1779Capture of Omoa
4.1780Began coppering at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1780Completed coppering at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5515.17.2dBWAS-1714
5.8.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
10.4.1781Took the Cutter Peggy (8)
10.10.1781Set on fire by red hot shot and burnt at YorktownBWAS-1714

 

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