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Comet

3651
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1781BWAS-1714
Launched11.11.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWivenhoe - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor
Moses GameBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Expended as Fireship7.7.1800BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 9"Imperial Feet32.947 
Length of Keel90' 8"Imperial Feet27.6352 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen424 4094Tons BM 

Armament


11.11.1783Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1787 - 24.10.1788Commander
Jeremiah BealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1810
Transfered ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 12.2.1791Commander
Sandford TathamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1813
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
9.7.1793 - 23.6.1794Commander
William BradleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1812
ADM 6/24/252
BWAS-1714
23.6.1794 - 24.7.1795Commander
Joseph LarcomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ADM 6/25/53
BWAS-1714
9.1794 - 1795Commander
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1825
BWAS-1714
7.10.1794 - 4.1795Commander
Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856
ADM 6/25/93
BWAS-1714
4.1795 - 2.1796Commander
Robert RedmillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1806
BWAS-1714
2.1796 - 3.6.1797Commander
Edward Joseph HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
BWAS-1714
3.6.1797 - 7.1797Commander
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1802
BWAS-1714
1799 - 7.7.1800Commander
Thomas LeefBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1800
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794First Lieutenant
John EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1813
ref:924
1794Second Lieutenant
Gardiner Henry GuionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1825
ref:924

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794Acting Surgeon
Robert CarruthersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Gunner
William HintonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
James SymonsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Boatswain
John LeverickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Master
Philip MeadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
5.2.1798 - 17.7.1798Carpenter
Thomas TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1802
ADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1796 - 12.1796Midshipman
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849
16.1.1796 - 1797Midshipman
George BarnardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1840
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Captain's Servant
William DelaistreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1793Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3243.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.11.1793Arrived at Chatham and laid upBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
7.1797Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1798Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1799Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4317.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.10.1799Action of 1799-10-12
7.7.1800Attack on Dunkirk

 

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Posted by DAvid Antscherl on Wednesday 26th of June 2013 00:35

Her armamant was of carronades rather than long guns, on the upper or weather deck. What would have been the gun deck was designated the fire deck.

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