Daphne

3808
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.12.1773BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1774BWAS-1714
Launched21.3.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.3.1776
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSphinx Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured23.12.1794BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate ship 'La Daphne' (1794) (20)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel89' 8"Imperial Feet27.1498 
Breadth30' 0"Imperial Feet9.144 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Draught Forward7' 8"Imperial Feet2.3368 
Draught Aft12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen429 2494Tons BM 

Armament


21.3.1776Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1793Broadside Weight = 98 Imperial Pound ( 44.443 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1773140Design Complement
1793160 BWAS-1714
1794155 BWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1776 - 15.3.1780CaptainSaint John Chinnery (c.1730-c.1787) ADM 6/21/171BWAS-171415.3.1780 - 5.5.1781CaptainLord John Augustus Hervey (1757-1796) ADM 6/22/98BWAS-17149.5.1781 - 24.5.1782CaptainWilliam Carlyon ADM 6/22/284BWAS-171424.5.1782 - 25.4.1783CaptainThe Hon. Mathew Fortescue (d.1842) ADM 6/22/472BWAS-171418.12.1783 - 19.4.1784CaptainAlexander Cunningham (d.1799) ADM 6/23/173ADM 6/2219.4.1784 - 25.12.1787CaptainBrabazon Christian (1755-1789) ADM 6/23/202BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 11.11.1790CaptainJames Kinneer (d.1811) ADM 6/24/27BWAS-171412.11.1790 - 6.4.1792CaptainAlan Hyde Gardner (1770-1815) ADM 6/24/86BWAS-171426.3.1793 - 7.8.1794CaptainThomas Sotheby ADM 6/24/223BWAS-17149.8.1794 - 23.12.1794CaptainWilliam Edward Cracraft (d.1810) ADM 6/25/73BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1781 - 22.11.1781LieutenantPhilip Baggott (d.1782) ADM 6/22/284ADM 6/2212.1783 - 25.12.1787LieutenantRobert Faulknor (1763-1795)ODNB

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.4.1794 - 20.8.1794MasterJames Woodford (d.1807)ADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1774Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
21.3.1776Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £10700.6.11dBWAS-1714
21.3.1776Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
25.5.1776Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
22.11.1777Took the Unrated Schooner Comet (16)
5.9.1778Took the Privateer General Gadsen
6.6.1779Took the Unrated Brigantine Oliver Cromwell (20)
5.9.1779Took the Privateer Schooner General Maxwell (10)
9.9.1779Took the Privateer Modesty
25.9.1779Took the Privateer Eagle
4.1780Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3666.0.8dBWAS-1714
5.1781Sailed to the Channel islandsBWAS-1714
6.6.1781Took the Privateer Ship Le Duc d'Estissac (20)
2.7.1781Took the Privateer Le Petit Compare Mathieu
25.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1784Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1784Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3087.1.9dBWAS-1714
25.12.1787

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1789Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1790Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1790Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3853.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1790Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2344.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.12.1790Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1793Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
2.1793Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
3.1793RecommssionedBWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £1472.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3364.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.12.1794Taken by La Tamise (32) , La Meduse (36)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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