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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone Class (1779)BWAS-1714
John PelhamBritish
Ship Builder
Ship TypeFireshipBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture18.12.1793BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 6"Imperial Feet32.9375 
Length of Keel90' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth29' 8 ⅜"Imperial Feet8.8487 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen425 2494Tons BM 
Burthen425 8394Tons BM 


28.10.1783Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

21.9.1790 - 14.10.1790Commander
George BrisacBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1801
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
28.10.1790 - 21.11.1790Commander
Richard RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1794
ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 5.6.1791Commander
Francis LaforeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
7.2.1793 - 16.5.1793Commander
Thomas Francis FremantleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1819
ADM 6/24/207
ADM 6/24
16.5.1793 - 18.12.1793Commander
John LoringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1803
ADM 6/24/239

1 Commissioned Officer

28.10.1790 - 10.1.1791Lieutenant
Rowland BevanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1808
Transfered ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24

Service History

7.11.1783fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1357.9.6dBWAS-1714
1.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1793Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1108.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.12.1793Burnt to avoid capture at Toulon while undergoing reparisBWAS-1714


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