Discovery

3930
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 Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1790/01100 BWAS-1714

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1790/01/01 - 1791CommanderHenry RobertsBWAS-17141791 - 1794/08/28CommanderGeorge Vancouver1798/06 - 1800/08CommanderJohn DickBWAS-17141800/08/11 - 1802/05CommanderJohn ConnBWAS-17141803/05 - 1804/05CommanderJohn JoyceBWAS-17141804/04/27 - 1805/12CommanderCharles PickfordBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1790/12 - 1794/02LieutenantZachariah MudgeODNB

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1791 - 1795Master's MateRobert Barrieref:6161792/09/10 - 1795/11MidshipmanThomas James Dobson

Service History


DateEventSource
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
1798/06Refitted 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
1808/04Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison hulk
1808/04fitting at Sheerness Dockyard 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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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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