Crescent

3739
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.8.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1781BWAS-1714
Launched28.10.1784BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFlora ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn NowlanBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked6.12.1808BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 2 ½"Imperial Feet41.7703 
Length of Keel112' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet34.1567 
Breadth38' 5 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Draught Forward9' 11 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Draught Aft13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Burthen887 8594Tons BM 

Armament


28.10.1784Broadside Weight = 345 Imperial Pound ( 156.4578 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.11.1778260Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1790 - 31.1.1793CaptainWilliam Young (1751-1821) ADM 6/24/26BWAS-171422.1.1793 - 3.1794CaptainJames Saumarez (1757-1836) ADM 6/24/196ODNB1795 - 1797CaptainEdward Buller (1764-1824)BWAS-17141795 - 2.1798CaptainJohn Murray (d.1805)BWAS-17142.1798 - 6.1798CommanderJohn William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-17146.1798 - 7.1798CaptainCharles Brisbane (1769-1829)BWAS-17144.1799 - 7.1802CaptainWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-17147.1802 - 1803CaptainLennox ThompsonBWAS-17146.1803 - 2.1806CaptainWilliam StuartBWAS-17142.1806 - 1807CaptainJames CarthewBWAS-17144.1808CaptainGeorge ReynoldsBWAS-17144.1808 - 6.12.1808CaptainJohn Temple (d.1808)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1793 - 20.10.1793LieutenantRichard JeuneADM 171/8

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.2.1798 - 10.10.1798MasterJohn RussellADM29-124.1.1806 - 23.1.1808MasterFrancis PriorADM29-1

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1793MidshipmanRichard BourneNBD18499.5.1795 - 20.8.1796MidshipmanParkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO27.6.1800 - 7.1802MidshipmanNathaniel Brice (1787-?)NBD18494.1803 - 1803MidshipmanGeorge Hubert Rye (1782-1854)NBD184921.1.1805 - 1.4.1808MidshipmanWilliam CampbellNBD1849

7 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1793Able SeamanThomas HandfordADM 171/81793 - 20.10.1793Quarter GunnerWilliam MadgeADM 171/81793 - 20.10.1793Ordinary SeamanJoseph KittADM 171/81793 - 20.10.1793Captain's ServantJohn JonesADM 171/81793 - 20.10.1793UnknownJohn de PageADM 171/818.6.1799 - 27.6.18001st Class VolunteerNathaniel Brice (1787-?)NBD18499.11.1803 - 21.1.18051st Class VolunteerWilliam CampbellNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.11.1784Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1.1785Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5694.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.6.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2218.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1793Took the Privateer L'Espoir (12)
19.10.1793Crescent vs Reunion
20.10.1793Took the Frigate Reunion (36) off Cherbourg
7.3.1796Sailed for the Cape of Good hopeBWAS-1714
17.8.1796At capture of Dutch in Saldanha BayBWAS-1714
2.1798At Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
7.1798Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1798Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1799RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1799Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £18924.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.11.1799Took the  
15.11.1799Took the Sloop Galgo (18)
6.1800Took the Unrated Diligente (12)
1802On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
4.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1808Began repairs at UnknownBWAS-1714
10.1808Completed repairsBWAS-1714
6.12.1808Wrecked off the coast of Jutland, 220 men drownedBWAS-1714

 

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