Crescent

3740
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.9.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down9.1809BWAS-1793
Launched11.12.1810BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLively ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Edward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold1854BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet46.9424 
Length of Keel130' 1"Imperial Feet39.624 
Breadth39' 7"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward10' 9"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 10"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,084 994Tons BM 

Armament


11.12.1810Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1799284Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1.1811 - 4.9.1815Captain John Quilliam (1771-1829)BWAS-179329.11.1839 - 6.1844Lieutenant Malachi DonellanW0259.7.1844 - 2.1847Lieutenant William Glassford HemsworthW0255.2.1847 - 1847Lieutenant Thomas Charles MeheuxW025

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.1.1812 - 1814First Lieutenant Thomas Bennett (1785-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1813 - 9.1815Midshipman Ralph BartonNBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
21.12.1810 - 4.18151st Class Volunteer Edward Aitchison (1794-?)NL18652.3.1812 - 18131st Class Volunteer Ralph BartonNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1809Began First cost, including fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.12.1810Completed First cost, including fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £39792.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.12.1810Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.2.1811Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1812In the BalticBWAS-1793
3.4.1813Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
16.9.1813Took the Schooner Elbredge Gerry (14) a few miles off Cape RawBG
1815Returned homeBWAS-1793
8.1817Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1820Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £33881.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1820Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
9.1839Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1840Recieving ship for freed slaves at Rio de JanieroBWAS-1793
1.1840Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1854Sold at Rio de JanieroBWAS-1793

 

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