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Dolphin

3941
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.1.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.5.1777BWAS-1714
Launched10.3.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck Class (1769)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1781
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Nicholas PhillipsBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1772-1790
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck139' 11"Imperial Feet42.3679 
Length of Keel115' 6 ¼Imperial Feet35.0584 
Breadth37' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet11.284 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen880 4794Tons BM 

Armament


10.3.1781Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

4.1800Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.3.1781 - 23.8.1781Captain
William BlairBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1781
Transfered ADM 6/22/257
BWAS-1714
23.8.1781 - 12.1.1782Captain
Thomas PiercyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1782
ADM 6/22/329
ADM 6/22
12.1.1782 - 10.1782Captain
Robert Manners SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1795
ADM 6/22/398
BWAS-1714
11.10.1782 - 18.10.1782Commander
George TrippBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1800
Transfered
BWAS-1714
25.1.1793 - 1.1794Commander
James MayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1803
ADM 6/24/197
BWAS-1714
1.1794 - 12.8.1794Lieutenant
Richard RetalickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1801
BWAS-1714
12.8.1794 - 8.3.1797Commander
Richard RetalickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1801
BWAS-1714
8.3.1797 - 10.1797Commander
Robert WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1823
BWAS-1714
10.1797 - 12.1799Lieutenant
John NesbitBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1799
BWAS-1714
2.1799 - 9.1799Commander
Thomas BayleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1806
BWAS-1714
9.1799 - 12.1799Lieutenant
Philip BeaverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1791
BWAS-1714
12.1799 - 3.1802Commander
John DalrympleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1802
BWAS-1714
1.1804 - 10.1804Commander
John ShortlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
BWAS-1714
10.1804 - 9.1806Commander
Isaac FerrieresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1714
9.1806 - 1807Commander
Daniel TandyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
BWAS-1714
10.1808 - 10.1810Commander
Christopher WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
BWAS-1714
10.1810 - 1812Commander
Alexander MilnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1812
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1808 - 25.8.1809Master
Thomas HarttreeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1811
ADM 29-1

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
17.2.1793 - 1.2.1794Surgeon's Servant
William ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1793-1822
ADM 29/8
2.2.1794 - 29.5.1794Ordinary Seaman
William ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1793-1822
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
11.5.1781building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £21525.10.5dBWAS-1714
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
31.1.1782Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1784Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1784Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5936.6.8dBWAS-1714
10.1790Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1791Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Hospital Ship
2.1791Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3819.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1791At PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.1797Recapture of MinorcaBWAS-1714
1798Hospital ship at LisbonBWAS-1714
1.1800Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1800Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
4.1800Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Troop Ship
4.1800Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9042.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1802Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
3.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.1804RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1804Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Storeship
1.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9508.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1805Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
10.1807Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1808Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1809Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.1811Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1811Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1817Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Sid on Saturday 22nd of December 2012 22:24

It should be Josiah, not John, Nesbit. And the end date of his service is also wrong, I think.

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