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3612
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.3.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1782BWAS-1714
Launched30.9.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDover - New Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class (1771)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Henry LaddBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked16.11.1803BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet36.5792 
Length of Keel99' 5"Imperial Feet30.1893 
Breadth33' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet10.0775 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen599 5594Tons BM 

Armament


9.1790Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1787Captain
Thomas GoldesboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1807
ADM 6/23/439
ADM 6/23
10.9.1790 - 6.4.1792Captain
George OakesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1797
ADM 6/24/66
BWAS-1714
6.4.1792 - 4.2.1793Captain
Alan Hyde GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1814
ADM 6/24/161
BWAS-1714
4.2.1793 - 18.7.1794Captain
Joseph Sydney YorkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/202
BWAS-1714
30.8.1794 - 12.1797Captain
Peter HalkettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1815
ADM 6/25/75
BWAS-1714
12.1797 - 1799Captain
Robert WinthropBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
BWAS-1714
1.1800 - 7.1802Captain
Isaac WolleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1831
BWAS-1714
7.1802 - 6.1803Captain
John HayesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
BWAS-1714
6.1803 - 17.11.1803Captain
Charles FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1811
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.9.1790 - 20.9.1790Second Lieutenant
Christopher Bassett JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1802
ADM 6/24/66
ADM 6/24
21.9.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Christopher Bassett JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1802
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
21.9.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
George ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1815
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24

Service History


DateEventSource
30.9.1785fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2628.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1790Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.11.1790Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3489.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1792Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1792Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4285.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.4.1793Took the Privateer
Le Coureur (10) 1793-1793
French 10 Gun
Privateer
ref:692
30.11.1793Took the Brig
L'Espiègle (6) 1788-1793
French 6 Gun
Unrated Brig
off Ushant

11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
12.1797In the North SeaBWAS-1714
5.1798Attack on OstendBWAS-1714
8.1799In the HelderBWAS-1714
9.10.1799Took the Schooner
Perseus (6) 1799-1799
Dutch 6 Gun
Unrated Schooner
in the Ems

9.10.1799Took the Corvette
Lynx (20) 1784-1799
Dutch 20 Gun
6th Rate Corvette
in the Ems

7.1800Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.1802Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1803Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
17.11.1803Wrecked on the Lemon & Ower Bank off Great YarmouthBWAS-1714


Fleets

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

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