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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 Class (1780)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Sydenham TeastBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.6.1783 - 3.10.1787Captain
John MacbrideBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
Transfered ADM 6/23/82
BWAS-1714
27.5.1784 - 9.10.1788Captain
George Anson ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1792
Transfered ADM 6/23/216
BWAS-1714
1785 - 1.4.1788Captain
Joseph EllisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1818
BWAS-1714
15.10.1790 - 15.10.1791Captain
Joseph EllisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1818
ADM 6/24/78
BWAS-1714
16.10.1791 - 1795Captain
Joseph EllisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1818
ADM 6/24/140
ADM 6/24
1795Captain
Robert Carthew ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1791
BWAS-1714
5.8.1795 - 7.3.1797Captain
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
NAO
1796 - 7.1796Captain
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
BWAS-1714
7.1796 - 3.1797Captain
Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856
BWAS-1714
2.1798 - 1802Commander
Charles ApthorpeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1802
BWAS-1714
1802 - 8.10.1802Captain
Charles Bayntun Hodgson RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
BWAS-1714
4.1805 - 7.1806Captain
Philip Bowes Vere BrokeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1830
BWAS-1714
7.1806 - 7.1807Captain
John Astley BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1807
BWAS-1714
7.1807 - 1808Captain
Donald Hugh MackayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1816
BWAS-1714
1808 - 8.1810Captain
Sir William BoltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
BWAS-1714
8.1810 - 5.1811Captain
Sir John Louis (2nd Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1851
BWAS-1714
5.1811 - 6.1811Captain
John Clarke SearleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1811
BWAS-1714
6.1811 - 5.1812Captain
Abel FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
BWAS-1714
5.1812 - 1813Captain
Francis StanfellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1820
BWAS-1714
1813 - 3.7.1813Captain
William KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1817
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1790 - 23.12.1790First Lieutenant
Peter CreedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1790
ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24
2.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Henry BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1811
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
24.12.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
James Murray NortheyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1816
ADM 6/24/97
ADM 6/24
1791 - 16.9.1793Lieutenant
Amelius BeauclerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1890
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.6.1784 - 15.11.1788Midshipman
Richard ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ref:616

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1784 - 4.1784Captain's Servant
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
ref:616
30.9.1787 - 1789Captain's Servant
Richard BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1840
NBD1849
4.1793 - 1793Able Seaman
Richard BluettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1816
NBD1849
5.1805 - 9.18061st Class Volunteer
Richard Henry KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1839
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) 1793-1793
French 12 Gun
Privateer
in the Channel

7.1.1796Took the Flûte
La Ville de Lorient (28) 1793-1796
French 28 Gun
5th Rate Flûte

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) 1806-1806
French 18 Gun
Privateer

1.5.1806Took the Brig-Corvette
Le Pandour (16) 1806-1806
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette

13.11.1809Took the Brig-Corvette
Le Basque (16) 1809-1809
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette

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 Ostend
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
 
 

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