Crescent

3739
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1781/08/11BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1781/11BWAS-1714
Launched1784/10/28BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1790/05
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFlora Class
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn NowlanBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Wrecked1808/12/06BWAS-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


1784/10/28Broadside 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
1778/11/06260Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1790/05 - 1791CaptainWilliam YoungBWAS-17141793/01 - 1794/03CaptainJames SaumarezODNB1795 - 1797CaptainEdward BullerBWAS-17141795 - 1798/02CaptainJohn MurrayBWAS-17141798/02 - 1798/06CommanderJohn William SprangerBWAS-17141798/06 - 1798/07CaptainCharles BrisbaneBWAS-17141799/04 - 1802/07CaptainWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-17141802/07 - 1803CaptainLennox ThompsonBWAS-17141803/06 - 1806/02CaptainWilliam StuartBWAS-17141806/02 - 1807CaptainJames CarthewBWAS-17141808/04CaptainGeorge ReynoldsBWAS-17141808/04 - 1808/12/06CaptainJohn TempleBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1793 - 1793/10/20LieutenantRichard JeuneADM 171/8

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1793MidshipmanRichard BourneNBD18491795/05/09 - 1796/08/20MidshipmanParkins PrynnNAO1800/06/27 - 1802/07MidshipmanNathaniel BriceNBD18491803/04 - 1803MidshipmanGeorge Hubert RyeNBD18491805/01/21 - 1808/04/01MidshipmanWilliam CampbellNBD1849

Crewmen


DatesRankNameSource
1793Able SeamanThomas HandfordADM 171/81793 - 1793/10/20UnknownJohn de PageADM 171/81793 - 1793/10/20Captain's ServantJohn JonesADM 171/81793 - 1793/10/20Ordinary SeamanJoseph KittADM 171/81793 - 1793/10/20Quarter GunnerWilliam MadgeADM 171/81799/06/18 - 1800/06/271st Class VolunteerNathaniel BriceNBD18491803/11/09 - 1805/01/211st Class VolunteerWilliam CampbellNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1784/11/01Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1785/01/11Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5694.0.0dBWAS-1714
1790/05Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1790/06/06Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2218.0.0dBWAS-1714
1793/01RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1793/06Took the Privateer L'Espoir (12)
1793/10/19Crescent vs Reunion
1793/10/20Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Reunion (36) off Cherbourg
1796/03/07Sailed for the Cape of Good hopeBWAS-1714
1796/08/17At capture of Dutch in Saldanha BayBWAS-1714
1798/02At Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
1798/07Paid offBWAS-1714
1798/08Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1799/04RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1799/06Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £18924.0.0dBWAS-1714
1799/11/15Took the  
1799/11/15Took the Unrated Brig-Sloop Galgo (18)
1800/06Took the Unrated El Diligente (12)
1802On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
1808/04RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1808/06Began repairs at UnknownBWAS-1714
1808/10Completed repairsBWAS-1714
1808/12/06Wrecked off the coast of Jutland, 220 men drownedBWAS-1714
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 171/8 ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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