Chesapeake

3596
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Fifth Rate frigate 'Chesapeake' (1799) (36)
Captured1.6.1813BWAS-1793
ShipyardGosport Shipyard - Gosport DANFS
Designed byJosiah Fox (1763-1847)BWAS-1793
Constructor Humphreys, Huttan & DelavueDANFS
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold18.8.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Gundeck151' 8"Imperial Feet46.0288 
Length of Keel127' 5"Imperial Feet38.7143 
Breadth40' 11"Imperial Feet12.2174 
Moulded Breadth40' 4"Imperial Feet12.2936 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen1,134 6394Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentDANFS
Length of Gundeck152' 8"Imperial Feet46.3335 
Breadth41' 3"Imperial Feet12.573 
Depth in Hold20' 1"Imperial Feet6.1214 
Burthen1,244Tons BM 

Armament


1813Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1813 - 10.2.1814CommanderAlexander GordonBWAS-179310.2.1814 - 10.1814CaptainAlexander GordonBWAS-17939.10.1814 - 1814CaptainGeorge BurdettBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1815MidshipmanWilliam Burt (1799-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.10.1814Arrived at Plymouth to repair defectsBWAS-1793
9.1815Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
18.8.1819Sold to Joshua Holmes for £3,450BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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