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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired11.1789BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1802
BWAS-1714
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeDiscovery VesselBWAS-1714
Broken Up15.2.1834BWAS-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


1.1790Broadside Weight = 22.5 Imperial Pound ( 10.204 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1790100 BWAS-1714

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1790 - 15.12.1790Commander
Henry RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1794
ADM 6/24/15
BWAS-1714
15.12.1790 - 27.8.1794Commander
George VancouverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
ADM 6/24/95
ADM 6/24
6.1798 - 8.1800Commander
John DickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1836
BWAS-1714
11.8.1800 - 5.1802Commander
John ConnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1714
5.1803 - 5.1804Commander
John JoyceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1812
BWAS-1714
27.4.1804 - 12.1805Commander
Charles PickfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.12.1790 - 2.1.1791Lieutenant
Zachariah MudgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1849
ADM 6/24/95
ODNB
18.12.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Joseph BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1811
ADM 6/24/95
ADM 6/24
3.1.1791 - 1791First Lieutenant
Zachariah MudgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1849
ADM 6/24/99
ADM 6/24
3.1.1791 - 1791Second Lieutenant
Peter PugetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1808
ADM 6/24/99
ADM 6/24

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1791 - 1795Master's Mate
Robert BarrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1837
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10.9.1792 - 11.1795Midshipman
Thomas James DobsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1805

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1.1789Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.12.1789RegisteredBWAS-1714
3.1790Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4158.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.4.1791Sailed on a voyage of exploration to the Northern PacificBWAS-1714
11.1795Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1798Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
5.1798Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £8477.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1798Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1798Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
8.1798Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
5.1802Paid off at WoolwichBWAS-1714
5.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1805Laid up at WoolwichBWAS-1714
4.1808Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison hulk
4.1808fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1812Army hospital ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1812Refitted as a Other Vessels Hospital Ship
1820Convict ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1820Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison hulk
1829Convict ship at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by David Townend on Monday 23rd of August 2021 14:35

re Discovery my ancestor George PHILLISKIRK was bosun mate on Discovery from April 1790 to 8 September 1792 (ADM 36 /11309 &11310) on 9 September 1792 he was given an acting Warrant as Bosun of Chatham by Capt.VANCOUVER (ADM 36 /11278)
in September 1792 this Peter Puget was appointed acting Commander of Chatham


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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