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
ConstructorMoses GameBWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1787 - 24.10.1788CommanderJeremiah Beale (d.1817) ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/2321.9.1790 - 12.2.1791CommanderSandford Tatham ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/249.7.1793 - 23.6.1794CommanderWilliam Bradley ADM 6/24/252BWAS-171423.6.1794 - 24.7.1795CommanderJoseph Larcom (1764-1818) ADM 6/25/53BWAS-17149.1794 - 1795CommanderJames Young (1762-1833)BWAS-17147.10.1794 - 4.1795CommanderEdward Codrington (1770-1851) ADM 6/25/93BWAS-17144.1795 - 2.1796CommanderRobert Redmill (1758-1819)BWAS-17142.1796 - 3.6.1797CommanderEdward Joseph Hamilton (1772-1851)BWAS-17143.6.1797 - 7.1797CommanderHenry Duncan (d.1802)BWAS-17141799 - 7.7.1800CommanderThomas LeefBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794First LieutenantJohn Edwardsref:9241794Second LieutenantGardiner Henry Guion (1775-1832)ref:924

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Acting SurgeonRobert CarruthersADM 171/81794GunnerWilliam Hintonref:9241794CarpenterJames Symonsref:9241794BoatswainJohn Leverickref:9241794MasterPhilip Meadref:9245.2.1798 - 17.7.1798CarpenterThomas TaylorADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1796 - 12.1796MidshipmanFrederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)NBD184916.1.1796 - 1797MidshipmanGeorge BarnardNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Captain's ServantWilliam DelaistreADM 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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