Daphne

3808
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.12.1773BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1774BWAS-1714
Launched21.3.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.3.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSphinx ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Nicholas PhillipsBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1776 - 15.3.1780Captain Saint John Chinnery (c.1730-c.1787) ADM 6/21/171BWAS-171415.3.1780 - 5.5.1781CaptainLord John Augustus Hervey (1757-1796) Transfered ADM 6/22/98BWAS-17149.5.1781 - 24.5.1782Captain William Carlyon (c.1750-?) ADM 6/22/284BWAS-171424.5.1782 - 25.4.1783CaptainThe Hon. Mathew Fortescue (d.1842) ADM 6/22/472BWAS-171418.12.1783 - 19.4.1784Captain Alexander Cunningham (d.1799) ADM 6/23/173ADM 6/2219.4.1784 - 25.12.1787Captain Brabazon Christian (1755-1789) ADM 6/23/202BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 11.11.1790Captain James Kinneer (d.1811) Transfered ADM 6/24/27BWAS-171412.11.1790 - 6.4.1792Captain Alan Hyde Gardner (1770-1815) Transfered ADM 6/24/86BWAS-171426.3.1793 - 7.8.1794Captain Thomas Sotheby Transfered ADM 6/24/223BWAS-17149.8.1794 - 23.12.1794Captain William Edward Cracraft (d.1810) ADM 6/25/73BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1781 - 22.11.1781Lieutenant Philip Baggott (d.1782) Transfered ADM 6/22/284ADM 6/22

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.4.1794 - 20.8.1794Master James Woodford (d.1807)ADM 29-1

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 Schooner Comet (16)
5.9.1778Took the Privateer General Gadsen
6.6.1779Took the Brigantine Oliver Cromwell (20)
5.9.1779Took the 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 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)
23.12.1794Taken by La Meduse (36)

 

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