Dryad

3996
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.5.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1793
Named26.2.1795BWAS-1793
Launched4.6.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPhoebe ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.2.1860BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 8"Imperial Feet43.2864 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 2 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Burthen924 694Tons BM 

Armament


4.6.1795Broadside Weight = 439 Imperial Pound ( 199.0865 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.5.1794264Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1795 - 7.12.1795CaptainRobert Allaster Forbes (d.1795)BWAS-17937.12.1795 - 4.1796CaptainAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)BWAS-17934.1796 - 6.1796CommanderJohn King PullingBWAS-17936.1796 - 12.1798CaptainAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846)BWAS-179312.1798 - 1801CaptainCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)BWAS-17931802 - 9.1802CaptainRobert Williams (1765-1837)BWAS-17939.1802 - 1803CaptainWilliam Domett (1754-1828)BWAS-17931803 - 1804CaptainJohn GiffardBWAS-17931.1805 - 1807CaptainSir Adam Drummond (d.1849)BWAS-17931808CaptainWilliam Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)BWAS-17931809 - 21.4.1814CaptainEdward GalwayBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1803Admiral of the BlueAlan Gardner (1742-1809)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.8.1831 - 13.9.1832LieutenantCharles John Bosanquet (1807-?)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
31.7.1795 - 30.12.1800MasterSamuel BrokenshaADM29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1795 - 1797MidshipmanColin MacDonaldNBD18491.1797 - 3.1799MidshipmanSamuel Burgess (1781-?)NBD184911.1825 - 1826MidshipmanSt Leger Aldworth (1806-?)NL18651826 - 6.1829Master's MateSt Leger Aldworth (1806-?)NL1865

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.8.1802 - 2.18031st Class BoyHenry Brett (1790-?)NBD184910.1802 - 6.18041st Class VolunteerWilliam Edward Hughes Allen (1787-1856)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1794Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
6.1795Commissioned for the Irish StationBWAS-1793
4.6.1795Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £14027.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.6.1795Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
16.6.1795Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1174.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.6.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
15.8.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8542.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.5.1796Took the Cutter Abeille (10) off the Lizard
13.6.1796Took the Frigate La Proserpine (38)
16.10.1796Took the Privateer Le Vantour (9)
19.8.1797Took the Privateer L'Eclaire (14)
9.9.1797Sank the privateer Cornelie (40) BWAS-1793
9.9.1797Took the Brig Le Jeune Henry (12) and sunk .ref:692
10.10.1797Took the Privateer La Brune (16)
4.2.1798Took the Privateer Le Mars (16) off Cape Clear
21.4.1799

Sailed for Jamaica with a convoy

TNC
5.3.1801Took the Corvette Le Premier Consul (24) in lat 50 deg. 6 min. North, long. 12 deg. West
1803On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
22.3.1808Took the Privateer Le Rennais (12)
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
23.12.1812Destroyed a 22-gun brig off Ile d'YueBWAS-1793
1813Sailed to Newfoundland, then home to pay offBWAS-1793
7.1813Began large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
25.2.1814Capture of the Clorinde
26.2.1814Took the Frigate La Clorinde (44) off Ushant
21.4.1814Paid offADM 51
9.1815Completed large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £25538.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1819Waist was roofed overBWAS-1793
9.1825Began fitting for sea at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
10.1825Completed fitting for sea at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6866.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1826fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11280.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1829Began very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1830Completed very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20620.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1832Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
13.9.1832Paid offADM 51
8.1837Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1838Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.2.1860Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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