Daedalus

3796
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.6.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1778BWAS-1714
Launched20.5.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool BWAS-1714
Ship ClassActive Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn FisherBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up7.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 7"Imperial Feet38.1071 
Length of Keel103' 1"Imperial Feet31.4029 
Breadth35' 8"Imperial Feet10.7086 
Depth in Hold11' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet3.3719 
Burthen702 6094Tons BM 

Armament


20.5.1780Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1778250Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1780 - 3.7.1784CaptainThomas Pringle (d.1803) ADM 6/22/122BWAS-17143.1793 - 9.1794CaptainSir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet) (1754-1831)BWAS-17149.1794 - 9.1795CaptainThomas Williams (1761-1841)BWAS-17149.1795 - 3.1797CaptainGeorge Countess (1743-1811)BWAS-17143.1797 - 1801CaptainHenry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818)BWAS-17141801LieutenantCharles James Johnston (d.1835)BWAS-17141802 - 2.6.1803CaptainWilliam WallerBWAS-17141809 - 1.9.1810CaptainSamuel Hood Inglefield (1783-1847)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1806 - 18.8.1807LieutenantGeorge Brooks (d.1856)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.5.1780 - 19.4.1783MasterAndrew TraceyADM29-112.9.1793 - 13.8.1794MasterRobert LilburneADM29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.2.1794 - 1794MidshipmanAugustus Boyd Grant (1773-?)9.1794 - 1794MidshipmanCharles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD184910.1805 - 1.1809MidshipmanNicholas Atkin (1791-1852)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
29.5.1781Sailed for North America with a convoyBWAS-1714
20.1.1782Took the Privateer Le Moustic (8) in the Channel
15.4.1782Sailed for Newfoundland with a convoyBWAS-1714
11.12.1782Took the Privateer La Légère in the Channel
1783Fishery protection in the Shetland IslesBWAS-1714
3.7.1784

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1790Began great repair at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed great repair at Rotherhithe at a cost of £19147.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1686.0.0dBWAS-1714
1794Sailed to HalifaxBWAS-1714
10.12.1795Sailed for West Africa and on to JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.2.1799Daedalus vs Prudente
9.7.1799Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
14.8.1799Operations in the Red SeaBWAS-1714
23.8.1800Took the Merchantman Sloop Vrow Cornelia (6) BG
23.8.1800Took the Merchantman Brig De Vrow Elizabeth Christiana (6) BG
23.8.1800Took the Unrated Brig Unknown Dutch Brig (16) BG
4.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.6.1803

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1803Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1607.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1805Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1806Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
28.3.1807Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.11.1808Capture of Samana
1809On the Jamaica StationBWAS-1714
1.9.1810

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1811Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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