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Daphne

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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 Class (1773)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Nicholas PhillipsBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1772-1790
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured23.12.1794BWAS-1714
Becomes

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 ChinneryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1780
ADM 6/21/171
BWAS-1714
15.3.1780 - 5.5.1781Captain
Lord John Augustus HerveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1796
Transfered ADM 6/22/98
BWAS-1714
9.5.1781 - 24.5.1782Captain
William CarlyonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1763-1800
ADM 6/22/284
BWAS-1714
24.5.1782 - 25.4.1783Captain
The Hon. Mathew FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1804
ADM 6/22/472
BWAS-1714
18.12.1783 - 19.4.1784Captain
Alexander CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1784
ADM 6/23/173
ADM 6/22
19.4.1784 - 25.12.1787Captain
Brabazon ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1788
ADM 6/23/202
BWAS-1714
10.5.1790 - 11.11.1790Captain
James KinneerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1808
Transfered ADM 6/24/27
BWAS-1714
12.11.1790 - 6.4.1792Captain
Alan Hyde GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/86
BWAS-1714
26.3.1793 - 7.8.1794Captain
Thomas SothebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/223
BWAS-1714
9.8.1794 - 23.12.1794Captain
William Edward CracraftBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
ADM 6/25/73
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1781 - 22.11.1781Lieutenant
Philip BaggottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1782
Transfered ADM 6/22/284
ADM 6/22
3.11.1790 - 11.11.1790Lieutenant
Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson DurhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ADM 6/24/85
ADM 6/24
12.11.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
John MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
ADM 6/24/86
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.4.1794 - 20.8.1794Master
James WoodfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
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) 1775-1777
American 16 Gun
Unrated Schooner

5.9.1778Took the Privateer
General Gadsen 1778-1778
American Privateer Unknown

6.6.1779Took the Brigantine
Oliver Cromwell (20) 1776-1779
American 20 Gun
Unrated Brigantine

5.9.1779Took the Schooner
General Maxwell (10) 1779-1779
American 10 Gun
Privateer Schooner

9.9.1779Took the Privateer
Modesty 1779-1779
American Privateer Unknown

25.9.1779Took the Privateer
Eagle 1779-1779
American Privateer Unknown

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) 1779-1781
French 20 Gun
Privateer Ship

2.7.1781Took the Privateer
Le Petit Compare Mathieu 1781-1781
French Privateer Unknown

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) 1793-1796
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

23.12.1794Taken by
La Meduse (36) 1782-1797
French 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate


 

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