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 - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassActive ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn FisherBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1780 - 21.4.1783CaptainThomas Pringle (d.1803) ADM 6/22/122BWAS-171422.11.1790 - 21.11.1790CaptainWilliam Luke ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2416.3.1793 - 30.7.1794CaptainSir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet) (1754-1831) ADM 6/24/221BWAS-171430.7.1794 - 9.1795CaptainThomas Williams (1761-1841) ADM 6/25/69BWAS-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 Lugger Le Moustic (8) in the Channel
15.4.1782Sailed for Newfoundland with a convoyBWAS-1714
11.12.1782Took the Cutter La Légère (8) in the ChannelBG
1783Fishery protection in the Shetland IslesBWAS-1714
3.7.1784

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1790Began great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £19147.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford 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 Sloop Vrow Cornelia (6) BG
23.8.1800Took the Brig De Vrow Elizabeth Christiana (6) BG
23.8.1800Took the Brig Unknown Dutch Brig (16) BG
4.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.6.1803

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1803Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1607.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1805Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1806Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 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

 

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Posted by Madelaine Kirke on Saturday 23rd of November 2019 18:31

Leighton Reed was a Marine officer on this ship, dying in Jamaica in 1807. Details including a link to a source on wikitree.com page for him (Reed-21074)

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