Didon

3909
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Didon' (1799) (40)
Captured10.8.1805BWAS-1793
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany
Designed by Jean Marguerite Tupinier (1779-1850)
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck153' 0"Imperial Feet46.6344 
Length of Keel127' 7 ⅛"Imperial Feet38.7128 
Breadth40' 1"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,090 4294Tons BM 

Armament


11.1805Broadside Weight = 416 Imperial Pound ( 188.656 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1805 - 1807Captain Thomas Baker (1771-1845)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1805 - 23.8.1806First Lieutenant Samuel BrownNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
4.9.1805Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1807Paid off into Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
5.1811Started a repair, but cancelledBWAS-1793
8.1811Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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