Discovery3930
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Acquired1789/11BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn RandallBWAS-1714
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeDiscovery Vessel
Broken Up1834/02/15BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck99' 2"Imperial Feet30.1808
Length of Keel77' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet23.4855
Breadth28' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet8.5408
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084
Burthen330 6594Tons BM

Armament

1790/01Broadside Weight = 22.5 Imperial Pound ( 10.204 kg) BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck10British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1790/01100BWAS-1714

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1790/01/011791CommanderHenry RobertsBWAS-1714
17911794/08/28CommanderGeorge VancouverBWAS-1714
1798/061800/08CommanderJohn DickBWAS-1714
1800/08/111802/05CommanderJohn ConnBWAS-1714
1803/051804/05CommanderJohn JoyceBWAS-1714
1804/04/271805/12CommanderCharles PickfordBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

FromToRankNameSource
1790/121794/02LieutenantZachariah MudgeODNB

Petty Officers

FromToRankNameSource
17911795Master's MateRobert Barrieref:616
1792/09/101795/11MidshipmanThomas James Dobsonref:616

Service History

DateEvent Source
1789/01/02Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1789/12/01RegisteredBWAS-1714
1790/03Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4158.0.0dBWAS-1714
1791/04/01Sailed on a voyage of exploration to the Northern PacificBWAS-1714
1795/11Paid offBWAS-1714
1798/02Began fitting at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
1798/05Completed fitting at Rotherhithe at a cost of £8477.0.0dBWAS-1714
1798/05Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1798/06Re-classed as a 10 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel  
1798/08Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1801/04/02Battle of Copenhagen 
1802/05Paid off at WoolwichBWAS-1714
1803/05RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1803/05Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1803/07Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1805/12Laid up at WoolwichBWAS-1714
1808/04Re-classed as a Other Vessels Prison hulk  
1808/04fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1812Army hospital ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1812Re-classed as a Other Vessels Hospital Ship  
1820Convict ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1820Re-classed as a Other Vessels Prison hulk  
1829Convict ship at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by TopNard on Monday 17th of October 2016 16:09

converter to a bomb vessel in 1789:

1 x 13" mortar + 1 x 10" mortar + 8 x 24-pounder carronades + 2 x 6-pounder guns


Posted by TopNard on Monday 17th of October 2016 16:05

sorry converted to a bomb vessel in 1798


Posted by TopNard on Monday 17th of October 2016 16:02

converter to a bomb vessel in 1789:

1 x 13" mortar + 1 x 10" mortar + 8 x 24-pounder carronades + 2 x 6-pounder guns

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