Druid

3994
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.3.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1780BWAS-1714
Launched16.6.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHermione ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorSydenham Teast (d.1773)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1813BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck129' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet39.3256 
Length of Keel107' 1 ⅜"Imperial Feet32.6231 
Breadth35' 5 ⅞"Imperial Feet10.6902 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward8' 10 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Draught Aft14' 11 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen717 5794Tons BM 

Armament


16.6.1783Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.3.1780220Design Complement

20 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.6.1783 - 3.10.1787CaptainJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/23/82BWAS-171427.5.1784 - 9.10.1788CaptainGeorge Anson Byron (d.1793) ADM 6/23/216BWAS-17141785 - 1.4.1788CaptainJoseph Ellison (d.1816)BWAS-171415.10.1790 - 15.10.1791CaptainJoseph Ellison (d.1816) ADM 6/24/78BWAS-171416.10.1791 - 1795CaptainJoseph Ellison (d.1816) ADM 6/24/140ADM 6/241795CaptainRobert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811)BWAS-17145.8.1795 - 7.3.1797CaptainRichard King (1774-1834)NAO1796 - 7.1796CaptainRichard King (1774-1834)BWAS-17147.1796 - 3.1797CaptainEdward Codrington (1770-1851)BWAS-17142.1798 - 1802CommanderCharles Apthorpe (1761-1804)BWAS-17141802 - 8.10.1802CaptainCharles Bayntun Hodgson RossBWAS-17144.1805 - 7.1806CaptainPhilip Bowes Vere Broke (1776-1841)BWAS-17147.1806 - 7.1807CaptainJohn Astley BennettBWAS-17147.1807 - 1808CaptainDonald Hugh MackayBWAS-17141808 - 8.1810CaptainSir William Bolton (1777-1830)BWAS-17148.1810 - 5.1811CaptainSir John Louis (2nd Baronet) (1785-1863)BWAS-17145.1811 - 6.1811CaptainJohn Clarke SearleBWAS-17146.1811 - 5.1812CaptainAbel FerrisBWAS-17145.1812 - 1813CaptainFrancis StanfellBWAS-17141813 - 3.7.1813CaptainWilliam KingBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1791 - 16.9.1793LieutenantAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.6.1784 - 15.11.1788MidshipmanRichard Byron (1769-1837)ref:616

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1784 - 4.1784Captain's ServantHenry Blackwood (1770-1832)ref:61630.9.1787 - 1789Captain's ServantRichard BourneNBD18494.1793 - 1793Able SeamanRichard BluettNBD18495.1805 - 9.18061st Class VolunteerRichard Henry King (1790-1862)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
14.8.1783Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.11.1783Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8719.18.2dBWAS-1714
6.1785Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1785Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4585.4.3dBWAS-1714
1.4.1788

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1790Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1791Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8331.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.4.1792Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.1793Took the Privateer L'Espérance (12) in the Channel
7.1.1796Took the Flûte La Ville de Lorient (28)
7.3.1797

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1798Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
2.1798Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7397.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1798Ostend operationsBWAS-1714
6.1.1799

Arrived at Plymouth from Portsmouth.

TNC
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth for Dublin with troops, armed en-flute.

TNC
10.1799At Gibraltar and armed en-fluteBWAS-1714
1801Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1802Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.10.1802Paid offADM 51
10.1804Began repairs at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
4.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1805Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
4.1805Completed repairs at Deptford - London at a cost of £13361.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1805Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1805Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.2.1806Took the Privateer Le Prince Murat (18)
1.5.1806Took the Brig-Corvette Le Pandour (16)
13.11.1809Took the Brig-Corvette Le Basque (16)
28.8.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1813In home watersBWAS-1714
3.7.1813Paid offADM 51
11.1813Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820) 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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