Devastation

3900
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardTemple's Yard - South Shields BWAS-1793
Constructor Simon Temple (1728-1805)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1793
Sold30.5.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck104' 2"Imperial Feet31.7119 
Length of Keel84' 3"Imperial Feet25.6223 
Breadth31' 6 ½"Imperial Feet9.4615 
Burthen445 6594Tons BM 

Armament


10.1804Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar
Upper Gun Deck8 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
67Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1804 - 1805Commander Alexander MilnerBWAS-17931806 - 1807Commander Matthew SmithBWAS-17936.1809 - 1811Commander John TaylorBWAS-17932.1812 - 19.10.1814Commander Thomas Alexander (d.1825)BWAS-179329.3.1815 - 1806Commander George Martin Guise (1780-1828)BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.5.1804 - 1804Master Thomas HarttreeADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
29.1.1815 - 7.1815Midshipman John Bulley (1797-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.12.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
20.4.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1806On the Downs stationBWAS-1793
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
8.4.1810Sailed for CadizBWAS-1793
1813In the BalticBWAS-1793
8.1814Operations in the Potomac
30.5.1816Sold for £1,400BWAS-1793

 

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