Charon

3571
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.9.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1782BWAS-1714
Launched17.5.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.1792BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames Martin HillhouseBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.1805BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 1 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel115' 3 ⅞"Imperial Feet35.0742 
Breadth38' 1"Imperial Feet11.5856 
Depth in Hold16' 4 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Draught Forward11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Draught Aft14' 11"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Burthen889 6394Tons BM 

Armament


17.5.1783Broadside 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

12.1793Broadside Weight = 30 Imperial Pound ( 13.605 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

1.1800Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.10.1790 - 10.9.1792CommanderAndrew Christie ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2410.9.1792 - 20.9.1793CaptainEdmund Dodd (1734-1815): on board from 14.9.1792 ADM 6/24/173BWAS-171418.11.1793 - 7.7.1794CaptainGeorge Countess (1743-1811) ADM 6/24/284BWAS-17149.1794 - 10.1795CommanderWalter Locke (d.1835)BWAS-171410.1795 - 1797CommanderJames StevensonBWAS-17143.1797 - 10.1798CommanderThomas ManbyBWAS-171410.1798 - 1.1799CommanderThomas CamelfordBWAS-17141.1799 - 1.1800CaptainJohn MackellarBWAS-17141.1800 - 6.1802CommanderRichard BridgesBWAS-17146.1802 - 1803CommanderSir Charles Marsh Schomberg (d.1835)BWAS-17149.1803 - 6.1804LieutenantEdward O'Brien DruryBWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794First LieutenantGeorge Sayer (d.1846)ref:9241794Second LieutenantJohn Newhouseref:92412.4.1797 - 29.11.1798LieutenantWilliam Pardoe (d.1861)NBD1849

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794MasterPeter Dissiouref:9241794Physician to the FleetThomas Trotter (1760-1832)ref:9241794SurgeonWilliam J Warnerref:9241794PurserEdward White (d.1797)ref:9241794GunnerThomas Shawref:9241794CarpenterDennis Isaacref:9241794BoatswainWilliam Symesref:924

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1794MidshipmanJohn SykesADM 171/8

6 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Captain's ServantJames George ChubbADM 171/81794Lieutenant's ServantHenry WoodwardADM 171/81794BoyWilliam ShawADM 171/81794Carpenter's CrewJohn RannADM 171/81794ServantFrederick James LerouxADM 171/81794ClerkJoseph HudsonADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
17.5.1783building at Bristol - England at a cost of £15416.17.0dBWAS-1714
2.9.1783Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.2.1784Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4649.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1786Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1786Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2662.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1792Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
15.11.1792Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4563.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.11.1792Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
9.1793Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1793Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Hospital Ship
10.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1794Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6874.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
7.12.1795Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.3.1796Took the Brig Le Lacédémonien (12) off Barbados
11.1796Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
2.3.1798Took the Lugger L'Alexandrine (1) in the Channel
10.1798Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.1799Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
12.1799Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1800Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Troop Ship
2.1800Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4759.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.3.1800Embarked elements of the 40th Regiment of Foot at MargateJF1800
5.1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
2.1804Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
6.1804Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
12.1805Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714

 

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