Eagle -> 1918 Eaglet

4029
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1800BWAS-1793
Launched27.2.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassRepulse ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Burnt1926BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 0"Imperial Feet53.0352 
Length of Keel143' 1"Imperial Feet43.587 
Breadth47' 7"Imperial Feet14.351 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Burthen1,723 2194Tons BM 

Armament


27.2.1804Broadside Weight = 1014 Imperial Pound ( 459.849 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
31.1.1800590Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1804 - 1805CaptainDavid Colby (d.1834)BWAS-179311.1805 - 1813CaptainCharles CowleyBWAS-179311.1844 - 1847CaptainGeorge Bohun Martin (d.1854)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.8.1811 - 13.5.1812LieutenantWilliam BradleyNBD184919.12.1844 - 9.11.1846First LieutenantWilliam Farquharson Burnett (d.1863)NBD1849

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1804 - 1805MidshipmanFrancis Henry Woodcock (d.1845)NBD184914.4.1804 - 11.1805MidshipmanJohn BranfordNBD18498.1809 - 11.1809MidshipmanAlexander Buchanan (1793-?)NBD184911.1809 - 4.1814Master's MateWilliam BorrowmanNBD18491812MidshipmanCharles Bruce (d.1843)NBD18491814MidshipmanThomas Hillersdon BulteelB03720.4.1814 - 14.5.1814MidshipmanGeorge Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
7.3.1814 - 19.4.1814Able SeamanGeorge Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1800Began building at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
27.2.1804Completed building at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £37760.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.2.1804Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
3.5.1804Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £17876.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.4.1805Took the Brig L'Empereur (14)
5.1806Off NaplesBWAS-1793
2.1809Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1809Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11872.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.2.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
27.11.1811Took the Frigate La Corcyre (32) in the Adriatic
17.9.1812Boat attack at GoroBWAS-1793
29.4.1813Boat attack at GoroBWAS-1793
11.6.1813Destroyed a battery at FarasinaBWAS-1793
3.7.1813Attack on Fiume
3.7.1813Capture of Fiume
2.8.1813Captured a convoy at RovingoBWAS-1793
2.8.1813Attack on the harbour of Kovigno
5.10.1813Siege of Trieste
6.1814Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1816Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £63458.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1823Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1823Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6823.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1830Began cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1831Completed cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14243.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1844Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
10.1856Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1857Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1858At MilfordBWAS-1793
6.1860Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1860Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
30.6.1862Paid off at LiverpoolBWAS-1793
1912Lent to the Mersey division RNVRBWAS-1793
1918Renamed EagletBWAS-1793
4.1.1927Wreck sold to J. Hornby to break upBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
B037A Naval History of the American RevolutionGardner Weld AllenDigital Book
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
 

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